Devil’s Thumb Ranch XC Skiing

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

KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

How many times have you been on a hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski trek and have developed a heel blister? Heel blisters ruin everything! They are absolutely miserable, and can take several weeks to completely heal since most humans have to continue wearing shoes each day while the skin heals. I (Stella) can recall many … Continue reading KT Performance + Blister Prevention Tape

Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country Skis

In Mid-January, Stella and I had purchased new cross-country skis from REI. She had chosen the Fischer Spider 62 Crown Cross-Country skis, while I opted for the Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country skis, both of which included TURNAMIC bindings. I have had the opportunity to use these skis in different types of terrain, and … Continue reading Rossignol EVO OT 65 IFP Cross-Country Skis

Gold Run Nordic Center

Larry and I (Stella) are skiing at different Nordic centers throughout Colorado this winter season. On Sunday, January 26, 2020, we skied at the Gold Run Nordic Center in the Town of Breckenridge for the very first time. And I can honestly say that it was the most enjoyable cross-country skiing experience that I have … Continue reading Gold Run Nordic Center

Rossignol X-6 SC Combi Cross-Country Ski Boot

Keystone Nordic Center

Sunday, Stella and I had decided to try out the Keystone Nordic Center, which would be a new experience for us. The Nordic Center is located just outside of the Silverthorne/Dillon area. The ski trails are intertwined along the golf course and are exceptionally well-maintained for such a small nordic center. Additionally, they offer snowshoeing, … Continue reading Keystone Nordic Center

Grand Lake Adventure

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