Some of you may be wondering why BaseCamp@GrandLake has not posted anything for winter adventures, especially considering the abundance of snow. Normally, we travel extensively in the winter but this season has been quite different. We have only taken one winter trip thus far, to Jackson Hole the week prior to Christmas, and it ended … Continue reading 2023 Winter Adventures: What’s Going On?
Last winter (2022) when Larry and I (Stella) were in Crested Butte, we discussed purchasing a different type of cross-country ski. We wanted skis that were much wider and possessed more float to provide a better experience while backcountry skiing in really deep snow and on hills. We had researched three different companies that manufacture … Continue reading Madshus Panorama M78
This past weekend we ventured to Aspen for our second trip this winter season. It is logical to think that we would have done something different from our earlier trip there, but we ended up doing pretty much the same thing. That being the case, this post will be much shorter than that of our … Continue reading Aspen Winter Adventure II
Ice Fall, found along Independence Road, east of the Grottos. Stella and I spent the weekend in Aspen retracing our trek from earlier in the winter. Watch for the post later in the week and take a look back at our prior adventure there at the end of January.
It is always a struggle returning to the city after spending time in the mountains, regardless of the season or mountain range that we are in. Although, the sting is slightly more potent when returning from Jackson Hole/Alpine because of how much we love that area. There are so many trails to explore, and each … Continue reading Jackson Hole/Alpine Winter Adventure
Last weekend we spent time snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in Grand Lake, aptly named, Grand Lake Winter Weekend! It was a very cold weekend, so we had elected to start our adventures a little later than usual each day, around noon. And that also had been a special weekend because we used our brand new … Continue reading Grand Lake Winter Weekend
Last weekend had been our first trip to Aspen. Now having been there, I (Stella) am bummed that we had to cancel our previous two trips there due to COVID, because Aspen is awesome! I know most people associate the area with Alpine skiing, which is king in the western states, but the area also … Continue reading Aspen Winter Adventure