"We set out in the night, abandoning our tent. With backpacks and headlamps on, we navigated our way through the freshly fallen foot of snow. She stayed one foot behind me, as to not lose me and I guided us back to the car." I have always been fond of the message that has floated throughout social media memes and photos, "Kids won't remember their best day of television" with … [Read more...] about Paradise Camping
"I love backpacking. Drop me off at an elevation of 5000 feet with a tent and awesome friends and I am in heaven." By adult standards, this trail is long, relentless and difficult. I read that it was constructed by backcountry firefighters....which equates to climbing straight up a hillside instead of long switchbacks. To me, reaching Tuck and Robin … [Read more...] about The Adventures of Tuck & Robin Lakes…..Enjoying Some Alpine with Friends
Sheep Lake ~ Chinook Pass If you are in Washington and you ask me where to take your little one on their first backpacking trip, I will almost always say Sheep Lake at Chinook Pass (since we have at least three Sheep Lakes). The trail is 1.5 miles to a lake with only 400 feet of elevation gain. This equates to a minimal comparable effort for a big payoff. Plus, when your … [Read more...] about Want to know where all the kids in Washington go backpacking?
June 29th, 2016 I came up with this crazy idea to take my three children (10, 8 and 2), niece (12) and nephew (10) backpacking BY MY SELF! Ok, not really, I brought my dog who is completely undisciplined when on any trails. I know this is crazy, but I also knew how much fun this would be for the kids. I picked Lodge Lake, a short two mile hike with about 600 feet of … [Read more...] about Lodge Lake – 5 Kids and a Dog – What an Adventure!
After spending 30 days exploring Southern Utah, we arrived at the Grand Canyon on May 3rd for 8 days of backpacking. With an incoming storm we had to shorten the trip and I had the honor of backpacking for 5 days/46 miles in the Grand Canyon with my son and my youngest brother. We hiked from the South Rim to the River via the Bright Angel Trail. This itinerary included a side … [Read more...] about Saving the best adventure for last…. The Grand Canyon