2023 has been an emotionally charged year for us, for a multitude of reasons. And the culmination of those situations significantly impacted our winter travels. With that said, we only embarked on two winter trips in 2023, both of which were to Grand Lake. Even though that is all we did, those trips possessed elements … Continue reading 2023 Winter Wrap-Up and What’s Next?
Snowshoeing along the Ranger Meadows Trail inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Our plans for the day had been to summit Shadow Mountain, however, we decided that a traverse across the East Shore Trail and returning via the Ranger Meadows Trail would be a more subtle adventure. Not exactly, stay tuned for more details as the … Continue reading POTW ~ Ranger Meadows
I was tinkering with a little astrophotography last night and captured Jupiter rising over Grand Lake. Jupiter is the bright dot in the center of the image and with Saturn the next brightest image to the right. This is one in a series of photos from Base Camp @ Grand Lake using my GoPro Hero … Continue reading POTW: Jupiter Rising over Grand Lake
~North Inlet, Grand Lake~ Stella and I spent Sunday morning setting out to paddle around Grand Lake before the winds started gusting in the afternoon, a Red Flag warning had been issued from 12Noon Sunday through 8PM Monday. From our typical launching point at Hill Top on Shadow Mountain Lake we set off in the … Continue reading POTW: North Inlet Grand Lake
After Aspen’s morning swim in Shadow Mountain Lake, we turned our attention to another first adventure. Friday afternoon, we embarked on a hike to the Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout positioned atop of Shadow Mountain. This is a hike that I have been waiting to complete since we first came to Grand Lake a year ago. … Continue reading Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout