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Archives for September 2015

What Does It Take To Backpack With Kids

  J-Man is 6 years old and I’m still surprised at the responses we get when other folks see us backpacking into the wilderness with him. When he was an infant and we hiked you would have thought I had an alien on my back. The comments, … [Read more...]

Granite Springs Trail Camp – Cuyamaca moon

Oakzanita Peak Panorama Summer had just come to an end, but it sure didn't feel like it. It was sweltering in the lowlands and in the past I'd headed to the hills to get some relief. Since my … [Read more...]

Granite Springs Trail Camp – Cuyamaca moon

Oakzanita Peak Panorama Summer had just come to an end, but it sure didn’t feel like it. It was sweltering in the lowlands and in the past I’d headed to the hills to get some relief. Since my daughter had a day off on Monday, we decided … [Read more...]

O.F.F. Rowdywares for Kids!

O.F.F. Rowdywares for Kids! | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of … [Read more...]

O.F.F. Rowdywares for Kids!

O.F.F. Rowdywares for Kids! | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Good Sports Bra + Title Nine Giveaway

The Importance of a Good Sports Bra + Title Nine Giveaway | Amelia Ladies, this one is for you. Men, if you’re reading, listen up for the sanity and well-being of your significant other! Personally, I think a good bra is the number one thing to … [Read more...]

Everest Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

Everest is the ultimate bucket list destination for many of us. A dream that is out of reach for all but a few. The closest many of us will come to experiencing Everest will be through documentaries and photos. That’s why I am excited about the … [Read more...]

The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS!

The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS! | Amelia The society we live in screams the fact that kids are an inconvenience. Again and again and again. It’s not just in the media, but in the every day decisions we make as families. … [Read more...]

The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS!

The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS! | Amelia The society we live in screams the fact that kids are an inconvenience. Again and again and again. It’s not just in the media, but in the every day decisions we make as families. … [Read more...]

The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS!

The Adventures are Getting More Epic – BIG NEWS! | Amelia The society we live in screams the fact that kids are an inconvenience. Again and again and again. It’s not just in the media, but in the every day decisions we make as families. … [Read more...]

O.F.F. ExOfficio for Fall

O.F.F. ExOfficio for Fall | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious … [Read more...]

Gear | A Backpack for All Weather…

Outdoor Products recently asked me to take a look at their weatherproof backpack, the 30 L Shasta Weather Defense Backpack. They were kind enough to send me one of the packs so I could put it through it’s paces on the trail, on the water and in … [Read more...]

Solving a 1904 Mystery – Is Elizabeth Pass misplaced on maps?

Where was this picture taken? You're going to laugh. I am up to my sleuthing again.Recently I posted a lengthy blog post on recreating my 1987 trip to the Tunemah Trail based on photographs and … [Read more...]

Solving a 1904 Mystery – Is Elizabeth Pass misplaced on maps?

Where was this picture taken? You’re going to laugh. I am up to my sleuthing again. Recently I posted a lengthy blog post on recreating my 1987 trip to the Tunemah Trail based on photographs and sketchy evidence. Using Google Earth and other … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Break Through the Mundane + Giveaway

8 Tips to Break Through the Mundane + Giveaway | Amelia Let’s get this out in the open right now – I am never, EVER bored. I have three young kids, an active blog, and a bunch of ideas that I just can never seem to get to. In fact, I am often … [Read more...]

Find Your Happy

Find Your Happy | Amelia I woke up grumpy this morning. Again. The baby woke up too early. Our house is tiny so she also woke up her brothers. I didn’t get a moment to myself. I had successfully (is that a “success”?!?!) yelled all … [Read more...]

Felicita Creek – Being present in the outdoors

Bernardo Mountain from the bridge The other day, my daughter and I were walking our dog in the canyon near our home, like we do several times a day. It was hot, so we wanted to get our dog … [Read more...]

Felicita Creek – Being present in the outdoors

Bernardo Mountain from the bridge The other day, my daughter and I were walking our dog in the canyon near our home, like we do several times a day. It was hot, so we wanted to get our dog back inside as soon as possible. However, my daughter wanted … [Read more...]

Seeking Summer Adventures

  When you think of summer what comes to mind? For me it’s long days playing in the sun, family vacations, ice cream galore, hikes to watering holes to cool off, morning bike rides, floating down the river, and the list goes on and on and … [Read more...]

The Making of a Teardrop Trailer…

Our announcement a couple months ago that we had decided to order a Teardrop Trailer was a long time in the making. We started looking, researching and testing teardrops a little over 3 years ago. Now that we have committed to the purchase from TC … [Read more...]

O.F.F. MyMayu Explorer boots for Active Kids!

O.F.F. MyMayu Explorer boots for Active Kids! | Amelia O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use … [Read more...]

Tunemah Trail Backpacking Trip – A 1987 mystery unfolds

28-year-old Map of the Tunemah Trail Warning: Long Blog Post In 1987, I went on a backpacking trip to the Tunemah Trail near the LeConte and White Divides, in the Sierra Nevada. Using photos, maps, and cryptic captions, I performed research in 2015 … [Read more...]

Hitting the Road for the End of Summer

I’m finally surrendering to the seasons – summer (almost, pretty much, but not quite yet) is over. The air is slowly shifting towards a crisp chill, and I keep spying overeager trees with gold and crimson leaves. Fine. I can jive with the … [Read more...]