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...]

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...]

Wilderness Safety Tips For Kids

  Just the other day a 10 year old boy was lost in the Uinta Mountain outside of Salt Lake City. As a parent of a 6 year old my heart sank when I heard the news. I couldn’t imagine what the parents were going through. Thank goodness the … [Read more...]

Hiking, Biking and Kayaking in the Tetons

  Wow! It’s almost the end of August and summer is almost over. How did that happen? I guess time flies when you’re having fun, right? As I look back on our adventure packed summer our June trip to the Grand Teton National Park seems … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail

Let’s Talk About (Kids) Pooping on the Trail | Amelia We just returned from a mom-and-kids trip visiting my family in Alaska (where I grew up.) We got in some great hiking and sightseeing of places I am nostalgic for. When you live in the … [Read more...]

Our Grand Tetons Trip in Pictures

  A couple weeks ago we returned from 13 days in glorious Grand Teton National Park. Bedge leads a photography workshop there every year, so J-Man and I tag along and we turn it into a family vacation. Grand Teton NP is one of my favorite … [Read more...]

Corona Arch Hike in Moab

    Corona Arch     Details: Length: 3 miles round trip Hours: 2 – 3 Difficulty: moderate (only because of the steps and ladder) Elevation gain: 440 feet Dog friendly: Yes **There is very little shade along this trail, so … [Read more...]

Hike 2015 – Week 1 Challenge

Hike 2015 – Week 1 Challenge | Amelia Here it is! Rebecca and I are so excited for the next 9 weeks of Hike 2015. If you missed it before, be sure to go back and read our first post about Hike 2015 – all the details are there, including a … [Read more...]

10 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Outside This Summer

10 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Outside This Summer | Amelia The weather is warming up and that means that (in most cases), outdoor time is getting easier. While our family loves the snow and misses it when it’s gone, we certainly don’t miss … [Read more...]

I Will Always Need a Mother

I Will Always Need a Mother | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. It’s a wonderful portrayal of the raw reality of motherhood….and all things that comes along with that! Thank you, … [Read more...]

Meeting Mom on the John Muir Trail

Meeting Mom on the John Muir Trail | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. I couldn’t get over Alyssa’s photos, her story and came away inspired to one day do the same with my own … [Read more...]

The Trails of My Life Led Me Here

The Trails of My Life Led Me Here | Amelia This guest post was a winning entry in our “For the Love of Mom” contest. Because not every woman dreams of becoming a mother someday….and sometimes the path that leads us there is … [Read more...]

Sand Dune Arch Hike

  Arches National Park is an outdoor playground suited for the entire family. Scenic drives, short hikes, long hikes, backpacking trips and canyoneering adventures can all be found in Arches.   Here is one of the shortest and easiest hikes … [Read more...]

For the Love of Mom Event: Taking Submissions!

For the Love of Mom Event: Taking Submissions! | Amelia Pssttt – Mother’s Day is coming up in just a few short weeks. And since around here we have a lot of hard-working, deeply passionate MOMS, we love to take advantage of a reason to … [Read more...]

Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone

Beyond Old Faithful: Tips to Seeing Yellowstone | Amelia This post was written for the Sierra Trading Post HUB as my part of the #teamSierra group. When people start planning a trip to Yellowstone, they’re often focused on the big attractions that … [Read more...]

Finding “Home”

Finding “Home” | Amelia Isn’t it always so easy to want what we don’t have? The whole “grass is greener” mentality is real and not just something that affects us in younger and more vulnerable stages of our life. I … [Read more...]

You Have Three Weeks, Where Do You Go?

    You have: 3 weeks A 4-Runner towing a 24ft travel trailer One 5 year old who is up for pretty much any adventure 2 All-Terrain Pugs (yes, hiking pugs) No schedule You long for somewhere warm   Where do you go? What do you do? … [Read more...]

You Have Three Weeks, Where Do You Go?

    You have: 3 weeks A 4-Runner towing a 24ft travel trailer One 5 year old who is up for pretty much any adventure 2 All-Terrain Pugs (yes, hiking pugs) No schedule You long for somewhere warm   Where do you go? What do you do? … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]

Backpacking Is More Than Just Backpacking

  Last month we backpacked into Blue Lakes in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The San Juans are an amazing range of the Rocky Mountains that have awe inspiring peaks, mountain passes with elevations of 11,000ft+ that will take you into the … [Read more...]