July 22, 2013

The Eastern Side of the Sierras (almost Yosemite in this case), especially anywhere around 9500 feet and above are quite a treat to explore and have a great feeling of desolation. The scenery ranges from stark, high peaks to, talus slopes, down into grassy meadows and of course those beautiful Sierra lakes. The Saddlebag Lake Loop is no exception, but…

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April 24, 2013

Thank you for following along with our series focusing on Kids and Backpacking. For this installment, Manfred Kopisch shares some thoughts on using geocaching as a tool to interest children in being active, getting outdoors, and ultimately getting them backpacking. I’ll let Manfred take it from here… Geocaching with Children Over the last years I have seen many articles that…

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April 15, 2013

As a continuation to my first post of this series, here are a couple of reports from backpacking trips we’ve taken the kids on. Looking back on these it reminds me that sometimes things to go plan, and sometimes they don’t, but either way we’ve always come back having had a good time outdoors as a family. I’m always inspired…

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April 3, 2013

Hiking is great fun. Hiking with your significant other is better yet! Though, if you spend enough cold nights in close quarters you may eventually find yourselves waking up to strange sounds. Nope, not those pesky deer crunching around in the forest, more like the sorts of sounds related to hungry tummies wanting warm milk! Yes, the inevitable… children! So…

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