Researchers are trying to unravel the mystery of snow that falls but never shows up in the river. Bella Biondini/High Country News High winds tore at Gothic Mountain as the sleeping giant watched over the cabins nestled in Gothic, Colorado, a remote outpost accessible only by skis during the valley’s harsh alpine winters. The plumes … Continue reading The Case of the Colorado River’s Missing Water
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
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?
Stillness of Winter ~ Grand Teton National Park, this photo also happens to be part of the collection of photos available to purchase. Follow the link to LH Photography to learn more.
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 Saturday, we headed to Nederland to enjoy some easy-going snowshoeing with our friend Meghan and her Golden Retriever, Sadie. This was the first time either of them had snowshoed and they were both very excited to explore the snow on the beautiful Colorado bluebird day. Meghan wore Larry's new Tubbs Flex VRT snowshoes since … Continue reading Nederland Snowshoe Day Trip
Last weekend we embarked on our Gunnison/Crested Butte Winter Adventure, with great anticipation to explore this beautiful area with our cross-country skis and snowshoes. While this had been our very first visit to Crested Butte, we had visited the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in April 2021. Last winter, we had a trip … Continue reading Gunnison/Crested Butte Winter Adventure