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Archives for August 2016

Our Teardrop Trailer | Introducing Wilma…

What is the perfect Adventure Travel rig? There is no real answer to that question, not in the general sense. The answer to that is different for every person and for every adventure. Since we started looking several years ago, there have been dozens … [Read more...]

Packaged Snacks We Recommend + Giveaways

For many of us, it’s back to school and routine and we’re thinking more and more about lunches and snacks and bringing food to go. While I am a huge proponent in packing meals for an adventure any time, we figured it was a great … [Read more...]

Think you’re leaving no trace? Here’s something you might have missed

When backpacking in alpine environments, or anywhere for that matter, I’m a stickler for following Leave No Trace principles. Let me rephrase that, I’m a pain in the bottom about it. Yet until recently, I didn’t realize I was inadvertently violating … [Read more...]

On the River with Kids – Packing List

Our adventures have been forced into being more organized with more kids. We have a better groove/plan than we did a couple years ago just as time goes on, but with the baby there seems to be less room for fudging plans if we mess up and forget … [Read more...]

Get Those Wheels Rolling….

We start our mornings by moving. On our feet or on wheels. Sometimes I walk and the kids run along with me. More often, I walk and they ride their bikes. And some days we all ride and the babies nap. It’s for our physical health. But, really … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Hiking Boots

This summer the boys and Mtn Papa and I have had an opportunity to wear some new hiking boot styles from Hi-Tec. To be quite honest, I have been only mildly impressed in the past with Hi-Tec, but after this round of testing have bumped them up to an … [Read more...]

FlipBelt Hydration Belt Review

  Heaving myself through the living room window, I prayed the neighbors wouldn’t call the police… My keys were laying somewhere in the city park after falling out of a running belt that didn’t have a key clip. Not a successful end to a … [Read more...]

Building Team Mayer on the Yellowstone

There’s something about being a part of a team that makes you want to work for the joy and well-being of others. You fight harder, feel deeper and are more apt to jump to their rescue. We feel strongly that being a part of a family also means … [Read more...]

Taking Babies and Kids Camping (Yes, You Can!)

Don’t be fooled – we are about to head into the best time of the year for camping! No bugs, less heat and gorgeous fall colors….. If you’ve been putting it off all summer, now’s the time to get out there! The very idea … [Read more...]

Sedona – A family trip in the outdoors

Sedona from The Red Rock Visitor Center Several times a year, I am tasked with one of my favorite things: planning a family trip. This time, I didn’t have to come up with the destination. I asked my wife and daughter where they wanted to go and … [Read more...]