Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday Fun Video – Play Dirty

Do your kids play dirty?  If not, then they should!

There’s something about mud that awakens my kids senses and although I hate the mess, I love how happy it makes them.  If your kids don’t play dirty, you still have a little time left to break out a hose in the dirt before the weather gets too cold.

I was amazed by how deep the mud in this video is!


Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Friday Videos


Run – Fast

To the mountains that is.  Now I know you might be thinking we’re a little crazy for thinking this when it’s almost October BBRRRRR!  Here’s why you’ve got to go…
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Hiking, How to


“These Trees Smell Like Cupcakes”

As we were out hiking we couldn’t resist sharing the sweet scent of the ponderosa pines with Mason and Chloe.  Mason said that the trees smelled like cupcakes.  “Yeah, pink cupcakes” Chloe chimed in.  Can you guess what we just celebrated?

Oh my goodness, my baby is 2 now.  It was a great celebration mostly because she got the pink cupcakes she demanded requested.

Okay, back to the trees.  Ponderosa pines give off a wonderful scent.  Some people say that they smell like vanilla, others butterscotch.  I think we’ll stick with pink cupcakes for a while!  If you haven’t smelled a ponderosa before, step right up and take a big whiff at one of the cracks in the bark.  The scent will make your mouth water.  Just another one of natures awesome surprises.

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Misc


Friday Fun Video: Muddy Creek SUP

After yesterdays Muddy Creek post, we felt like you needed to really see how awesome this place is.  Here Caroline Gleich shows how she explored the river on a SUP (stand up paddleboard).  Not only is the SUP sweet, but check out these awesome narrows you get to run through!

Oh, and by the way, in case you had any questions from yesterday’s post, we have already planned out a float trip in the future. And we will be bringing the kids.

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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Friday Videos, Rafting


What NOT to do on adventures with kids

I’m sure we have some readers who look at what we do with our kids, shake their heads and think, “I could never do that” or “I would never do that”. And in some cases, they are totally correct–they shouldn’t. This post is about some lessons learned from watching others make mistakes and potentially ruining future adventures for their family. We’ve all heard bad stories of a horrible hiking trip, my first and last night camping, etc. and some of you may have these experiences.  We have one story that comes to mind every time we hear of others ranting about how they will never try something outdoorsy again. Read On


Posted by on September 22, 2011 in How to, Rafting, Tips


“Triceratops? Man I was WAY off!”

While we were hiking last weekend, we came across something that looked like this…

We showed it to Mason and had him guess what it was.  His first guess was a llama.  Wow!  Good job kid.  Andrew and I were both very impressed (and proud that we had taught him so well).  Well, after we informed him it wasn’t a llama, things went downhill fast.  Read On

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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Adventures, Hiking


Friday Fun Video: Kayaking Kids

When it comes to kids and kayaking, Jackson kayaks has it down.  I mean the owner EJ even specially designed a boat so his 2 year old could kayak.  Without further ado, check out 9 year old Sage dropping the Big Bend Dam.
Sorry for the video problems – we think it was worth the wait


Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Friday Videos, Rafting

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