Stella worked half a day on New Years, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake, just as we had done the weekend prior for Christmas. This time, however, instead of cross-country skiing, our plans were set on snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park, … Continue reading Trail Ridge Road: Take 2
Stella worked half a day on Christmas, and once she had closed her computer, we headed to Winter Park for dinner, and then onto Grand Lake for the weekend. Since closing up Base Camp for the season in October, Stella and I both have been itching to get back into the mountains once the snow … Continue reading Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing
East Shore Trail As adventurous as Stella, my wife, is it may surprise some to learn how intolerant she is of hiking in hot weather. She can and will do it, but will likely grumble quite a bit along the way, and be utterly miserable. Instead, she much prefers trekking in the Spring and Fall, … Continue reading East Shore Trail and more…
Our return to Base Camp @ Grand Lake has been off to an odd start for the 2020 season. First, Elk Creek Campground opened a week later than usual due to COVID. Second, the campground feels a little bit like a ghost town due to COVID restrictions, which fortunately continue to lighten with each passing … Continue reading An Odd Start…
Stella and I snowshoed to the Broome Hut from the Second Creek Trailhead on a recent bluebird Colorado Saturday.
Grand Lake Nordic Center This past weekend, Stella and I headed back to Base Camp for our first trip of the winter. An abundance of snow blankets our home away from home. We had planned just to stay Saturday night but a spontaneous decision by Stella had us racing up to the high country Friday … Continue reading Grand Lake Adventure
For the past four years, we have been driving past the Second Creek Trailhead as we traveled back and forth to Base Camp @ Grand Lake over Berthoud Pass. Repeatedly, I have mentioned to Stella that we need to venture up the trail to see what is hiding up there. Well, fate had intervened and … Continue reading Second Creek to Broome Hut