Kayaking Bear Lake: located on the Idaho/Utah boarder, Bear Lake is often referred to as the "Caribbean of Rockies" for its turquoise-blue colored waters. This is Stella's favorite place to paddle. We are now a few days into our latest western adventure and have had the opportunity to kayak and paddle board, as well as … Continue reading POTW: Kayaking Bear Lake
This spring, we posted a detailed story about the grassroots of BaseCamp@Grand Lake. It all began with the coming together of two people who are passionate about the environment and outdoor adventure sports. Today marks the 12-year anniversary of the day we met as well as our 10-year wedding anniversary. On June 23, 2009, Larry … Continue reading Celebrating 10 (12) Years
Summer Gear: Are You Ready? Grand County is anticipating another busy summer season. Last year, companies producing outdoor recreational gear/products experienced record-breaking sales, as people sought the outdoors as a respite from the COVID pandemic. This has resulted in near depletion of everything used for outdoor recreation, and the industry is working diligently to catch … Continue reading Summer Gear: Are You Ready?
Base Camp @ Grand Lake had been my (Stella's) idea. In May of 2017, right before we opened our cabin in Grand Lake for the season, I suggested to Larry that we start a website where we could share with others about our adventures, showcase Larry's photos and discuss the gear that we use. And … Continue reading Base Camp @ Grand Lake: Humble Beginnings
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park Our Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020 began late afternoon on Wednesday. The Tahoe was packed and ready to take us to Rock Springs, Wyoming, which has been a middle stopping point for many of our trips over the years. Per the itinerary that we had posted previously, our … Continue reading Epic Wild West Summer Vacation 2020
So if you are like me, you may be thinking, "A hat is hat. What's the big deal?" I thought that way up until I had purchased the Outdoor Research Women's Solar Roller Sun Hat, as my head is routinely getting sunburned where my hair parts. This summer, we had a big upcoming vacation where I … Continue reading Outdoor Research Women’s Solar Roller Sun Hat
Note: this review is specifically geared toward the use of the Women's Oboz Campster Sandals for stand up paddle boarding. Shoes or no shoes? Sandals or no sandals? These are often the questions (and plight) of newbie stand up paddle boarders. And, it is a dilemma not to take lightly because it can impact several … Continue reading Women’s Oboz Campster Sandals