About Us

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~ We are Larry and Stella ~

Welcome to Paddle & Trails, formerly Base Camp @ Grand Lake!

Base Camp @ Grand Lake launched summer of 2017. Since that time, the website has experienced tremendous growth and has evolved into a trusted worldwide resource! After seven wonderful summers in Grand Lake, CO we have decided to relocate further northwest in 2024 (more information coming later). To align with this upcoming change, we have transitioned the website name and logo to: Paddle & Trails.

We are outdoor adventure enthusiasts who are passionate about hiking, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, backcountry snowshoeing, and two types of cross-country skiing. Paddle & Trails is dedicated to the provision of honest product reviews for outdoor gear, comprehensive posts about our year-round adventures, as well as being a resource for outdoor and environmental issues. Additionally, we aim to provide valuable information about the Winnebago Micro Minnie FLX 2108DS travel trailer that we purchased in 2022.

Please join us on our adventures, exploring water and trails: anywhere, anytime.

Our beautiful golden girls whom were both taken by cancer. Goldie (left) was a regal beauty with a gentle, nurturing demeanor and an unparalleled degree of intuition (11/11/03 – 8/28/16). Aspen (right) was our sweet little girl with endless energy and an abundance of loving kisses for all (3/20/05 – 3/31/2019). Their spirits are ever-present, yet we are forever broken without them.