Kingdom Trails

Visiting East Burke, VT and The Kingdom Trails

With the last rays of yellow sunshine disappearing over the hills, I gave P a “one lap” warning.  As he finished his last loop around the pump track, I stood up and stretched.  A few cows that had been lounging in the field beside us did the same.  As they stirred, the rattling of their Read more about Visiting East Burke, VT and The Kingdom Trails[…]

Lake Superior

Across the Midwest: North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan

The midwest (upper midwest, thank goodness) was a part of our trip that I was both looking forward to and rather ambivalent about.  I knew my parents were joining us for this section of our trip (yay!), but also that there would be no REAL mountains for mountain biking.  Fortunately, we found plenty of good Read more about Across the Midwest: North Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan[…]

Curt Gowdy State Park

Dispatch from the Trail: Mountain Biking Flaming Gorge, Curt Gowdy, and The Black Hills

Blair wrote this post about some of the biking we have done so far.  Stay tuned for his accounts of the Maah Daah Hey trail and the Cuyuna Lakes system next. If there is any kind of underlying theme to the beginning of our trip it is that the trails have been rocky and technical. From Flaming Read more about Dispatch from the Trail: Mountain Biking Flaming Gorge, Curt Gowdy, and The Black Hills[…]

Swett Ranch Flaming Gorge

Five Things to Do with Kids at Flaming Gorge

Our family recently spent a week at Flaming Gorge and we wished we could have stayed for a month.  With rivers, lakes, forest, and trails, there is no shortage of kid-friendly recreational opportunities.  You can spend the morning hiking with the kids in the pine forest, and the afternoon swimming on red rocks. Here are Read more about Five Things to Do with Kids at Flaming Gorge[…]

Swimming at Flaming Gorge

Family Adventures at Flaming Gorge (Week 1)

I feel little fingers brush against my cheek, and then–suddenly–jerking my eyelids up. Beside me, Blair snores, still asleep. Cool morning air seeps through the open window above our bed. Flinching, I scrunch my eyes closed again. Despite the rude awakening, I smile and pull P closer to snuggle. This is how our mornings begin. Read more about Family Adventures at Flaming Gorge (Week 1)[…]

Usery Mountain Regional Park

Visiting Usery Mountain Regional Park – Mesa, AZ

We recently visited Usery Mountain Regional Park during our Spring Break trip to Arizona.  Part of the impressive McDowell Mountain Parks system, Usery Mountain Regional Park offers a myriad of outdoor activities to include hiking, mountain biking, camping, and more.  The nature center even offers yoga classes and wildlife talks. Only a few minutes from Read more about Visiting Usery Mountain Regional Park – Mesa, AZ[…]

The Green Valley Gap, St. George, UT

Family Destination: Hiking the Green Valley Gap, St. George, UT

I can bear the cold and snow and keep a good attitude for a while, but every year around mid-January the desert starts calling my name.  A few Fridays ago, the kiddo started throwing up and the air outside was gray, and I was done.  An email to the hubs and a hotel reservation later, Read more about Family Destination: Hiking the Green Valley Gap, St. George, UT[…]

Family Adventures in Park City, UT

9 Endorphin-Packed Family Adventures in Park City, UT

Park City is known for celebrity watching, indie films, and glitzy living.  What many people don’t know is that this mountain town in Utah is also the perfect destination for active families with children. We are lucky enough to live about 20 minutes from Old Town Park City, and we make full-use of the proximity. Read more about 9 Endorphin-Packed Family Adventures in Park City, UT[…]