‘The Summit Journal’s’ editor hopes to offer an independent voice in climbing media after most print publications merged Ollie Hancock/High Country News In 1955, at a time when women were not expected (or encouraged) to either climb mountains or start magazines, Jean Crenshaw and Helen Kilness started Summit Magazine. Concerned that no one would read it … Continue reading Historic Climbing Magazine Returns After Nearly 30 Years
A day fighting wildfires can require as much endurance as riding the Tour de France Ruby Mountain hotshots construct a fire line during the Dixie Fire in 2021. Joe Bradshaw/BLM Brent C. Ruby, University of Montana For three weeks in July, the world’s most elite bike racers climb steep mountains and sprint along historic cobblestones to … Continue reading Yellow Jerseys of the Fireline:
Dutch John ~ Flaming Gorge, Utah is where we recently ventured. This was a new place for both of us, one of which Larry was particularly interested in visiting. The Flaming Gorge Reservoir spans northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. One of the reservoir's biggest draws is its vivid red-orange cliffs that stretch majestically along its … Continue reading Dutch John ~ Flaming Gorge, Utah
California’s snowpack was more than twice the average in much of the state in early March 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Dan McEvoy, Desert Research Institute After three years of extreme drought, the Western U.S. is finally getting a break. Mountain ranges are covered in deep snow, and water reservoirs in many areas are filling up … Continue reading Is the Western drought finally ending? That depends on where you look
Reflection Canyon Utah taken in 2015 What comes next for Lake Powell? Craig Childs/High Country News There is the crumpling, the mess. A marina that once floated in a cove has been towed out of the shrinking lake and dropped in a field of Russian thistle, its metal pontoons partially sunk into dry, crack-crazed soil. Cooler … Continue reading Glen Canyon Revealed
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?
Base Camp @ Grand Lake offers a wide variety of product reviews for outdoor gear. And, we are always adding to our list, with several new reviews upcoming later in 2022. Writing gear reviews is a vital component of our website because it allows us to assist people with making an informed decision about the … Continue reading Gear Reviews: Discussion