Snowshoeing at Brainard Lake

Jessica and I recently went snowshoeing at Brainard Lake Recreation Area in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. She often snowshoes at Eldora Mountain while I snowboard, but she’s been-a-hankering to go snowshoeing somewhere more picturesque and backwoods-y. It’s been a few years since we snowshoed at Brainard Lake, so we loaded up the gear and headed […]

Weightless Texas-Rig Plastic Worms at Sawhill Ponds and Coot Lake

How is that for a blog entry title? A few weeks ago our realtor mentioned that he caught several nice two-pound bass at Sawhill Ponds on weightless, Texas-rig plastic worms. Pictures and everything, but I was incredulous … first because I couldn’t believe there were bass that big in Sawhill Ponds, and second because I […]

Colorado Weekend: Fishing, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing

This past weekend was a “why doesn’t everyone live in Colorado” weekend. Started out Friday evening with birding for Jessica and fishing at Sawhill Ponds and Walden Ponds for me. I only caught a tiny bass, but I never catch much at Walden or Sawhill, and this trip was no exception, but as usual it’s […]

Ski Day at Eldora Mountain Resort

Nine members of the extended Family Vance family trekked to Eldora Mountain Resort the day after Christmas, and of course we caught the highlights on video. Cousins Lauren, Lindsay, Elijah and Josh hit the slopes, Aunt Lela and Jessica went snowshoeing, and the rest of us just drank egg nog with the elves (really!) in […]