Family Camping Gone Bad – How to Recover

My first camping experience as a first time mother, with a brand new family of three, was absolutely awful! Our baby boy was six months at the time and we had planned two camping trips for the Summer 2010.  We were extremely excited to go on our … [Read more...]

Diaper bags are changing the adventure of parenthood

Diaper bags are one of those things that every new mom decides she absolutely needs….and then often ends up in the back of a closet because it isn’t as functional as she wanted or her carefully planned baby organization goes out the window. Not to … [Read more...]

Interview with TETON Sports designer Shawn Parry

The new Teton Sports Mammoth Sleeping Bag My first sleeping bag was a substantial puffy cocoon lined in soft cotton, nothing like the gossamer light, synthetic-lined bags I carry backpacking today. In a less tangible way, my first bag made me feel … [Read more...]

#1000Words: Hiking with kids

The #1000Words series highlights the images we've captured on the trail that tell a story that resonates with us.  As the saying goes "A picture's worth a thousand words" and we believe it.  Share your images in the comments or on Twitter using the … [Read more...]

The best Father’s Day hike in Red Rock ever!

That's a strong title for a blog post and it's going to be difficult to make sure the following story lives up to it...but I think it will! This Father's Day was my third but just the first as a father of two.  Earlier in the week I received an … [Read more...]

First Creek Canyon hike

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Red Rock Canyon NCA Time on Trail: 2 hrs 30 mins (moving time) Difficulty: Easy to moderate Distance: 3.90 miles Elevation: +/- 593 feet   First Creek Canyon is a very accessible … [Read more...]

Bristlecone Trail Hike – Luke & Jenny

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 2 hours 45 mins Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2.87 miles Elevation: +689/-671 Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 North to State … [Read more...]

Anniversary Narrows

[tab:Overview] Snapshot Activity: Hiking Location: Lake Mead NRA Time on Trail: 1 hour 45 minutes Difficulty: Easy Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation: +/- 400 feet Trailhead Take I-15 North to Lake Mead Blvd and east for 14 … [Read more...]

Yellowstone National Park

We started this trip in Jackson Hole at the foot of the Tetons. They opened the roads from the south entrance through to the east entrance of Yellowstone the day we were set to leave Jackson so we made a quick run through the southeast part of … [Read more...]

Grand Teton National Park

We hit the road in early May 2008 for our last road trip before our son arrived. My wife and I had become accustomed to traveling on a whim and this trip was our last one as a couple...without any kids! Cathy grew up in Wyoming and all of her … [Read more...]

Acadia National Park

We flew into New York and met our friends for a week long trip up through Plymouth and onto Bar Harbor, Maine. My buddy is something of a history buff and he likes to stop in Plymouth to get a taste of history along the way. He and his wife have done … [Read more...]

Bryce Canyon National Park

On a weekend to our cabin in Utah we stopped by Bryce Canyon for a few hours. It was my first and only trip to the Bryce Canyon National Park so far and I didn't have a chance to hike or fish. We drove the scenic road and stopped for these photo … [Read more...]