Below, is a compilation of recommended books that we have read over the years. The books are about topics ranging from history and different cultures to the outdoors and environmental concerns. Next to each book, you will find our personal review and/or a brief synopsis. The purpose of adding the Book tab to the Paddle … Continue reading Recommended Books
Heading into Winter 2022, I decided to replace my Atlas 1030 snowshoes. Stella had hoped that I would select either the Louis Garneau Premiere or Blizzard III snowshoes (since she has the Blizzard II snowshoes and absolutely loves them), but they were not the ones that I wanted. After researching every mountain/backcountry snowshoe available, my … Continue reading Tubbs Flex VRT Snowshoes
In preparation for our now cancelled Leadville trip, we disconnected our Micro Minnie FLX to conduct an off grid experiment. One of the key features of the FLX package, touted by Winnebago, is the ability to spend up to five days off grid. On a recent Saturday afternoon, at approximately 1:00 p.m., I disconnected the … Continue reading Micro Minne FLX: Off Grid Experiment
A top Twin Peaks South looking into the heart of the Challis National Forest. The first stop along our Idaho Panhandle~Canada Adventure. The Salmon-Challis National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the continental United States and encompasses the majority of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
Big things are in store for Base Camp @ Grand Lake this year! After extensive discussion and research, we decided to purchase a 2022 Winnebago Micro Minnie FLX 2108DS travel trailer. There are many reasons why we decided upon this particular RV, but most importantly, it will allow us to utilize it year-round, anywhere. We … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake Summer Plans
Years ago when we purchased our Isle Glider Wood Stand Up Paddleboards, I (Stella) had been using a vinyl zipper bag that accompanied the purchase our boards. Larry immediately purchased a Sea To Summit dry bag. For two years, I contemplated whether I actually liked his bag or not while I continued using my Isle … Continue reading Earth Pak Waterproof Bag 10L
Two weekends ago, we ventured to Grand Lake for our second trip there this winter. While there was plenty of snow, that may not be the case for much longer if the temperatures continue to remain high. The two days we were there, the temperature was about 40ish degrees with a clear blue sky. It … Continue reading Grand Lake Winter Finale