Category Archives: hiking

Hiking & Ice Cream Camp

Every summer when we visit California, the kiddos get ice cream sundaes every night. There’s something about grandparents spoiling grandkids—which is exactly how it should be. Except this summer we aren’t heading down. And while we do Sunday Sundaes here

Hiking & Ice Cream Camp

Every summer when we visit California, the kiddos get ice cream sundaes every night. There’s something about grandparents spoiling grandkids—which is exactly how it should be. Except this summer we aren’t heading down. And while we do Sunday Sundaes here

Heybrook Lookout

This is one of those hikes I would never do on a weekend. Except I did. With everyone else. It’s funny how once you hear about something, you hear about it all over the place. Like when you get a

Heybrook Lookout

This is one of those hikes I would never do on a weekend. Except I did. With everyone else. It’s funny how once you hear about something, you hear about it all over the place. Like when you get a

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail

This sucker has been on the list since last August, when I discovered it after hiking Annette Lake. The goal was to get the kids on the trail last September until I fractured my foot. When my foot was back

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail

This sucker has been on the list since last August, when I discovered it after hiking Annette Lake. The goal was to get the kids on the trail last September until I fractured my foot. When my foot was back

Rattlesnake & Silverwood

These have nothing to do with each other. One is a hike in Washington. The other is a theme park in Idaho. Except I did both last week. And so, one post it’ll be. Rattlesnake This is one of those

Rattlesnake & Silverwood

These have nothing to do with each other. One is a hike in Washington. The other is a theme park in Idaho. Except I did both last week. And so, one post it’ll be. Rattlesnake This is one of those

Mount Erie

And Sugarloaf on accident. This hike felt like driving around LA using an old school, paper map. Like back in the dial-up days with printed MapQuest directions. We were confused. At least I was. Karann would have figured it out

Mount Erie

And Sugarloaf on accident. This hike felt like driving around LA using an old school, paper map. Like back in the dial-up days with printed MapQuest directions. We were confused. At least I was. Karann would have figured it out

Otter Falls

This feels like ages ago even though it’s only been 12 days. I spent the week after on a planning binge, followed by a purging binge, on top of everything life… time flies by. Hell, it’s almost May. I’m pretty

Otter Falls

This feels like ages ago even though it’s only been 12 days. I spent the week after on a planning binge, followed by a purging binge, on top of everything life… time flies by. Hell, it’s almost May. I’m pretty

Steamboat Rock State Park

Last weekend we took off to Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s been on the list since 2017 when we discovered the area driving up to Republic for fossil digging. What a beautiful area, called the Channeled Scablands. We watched a

Steamboat Rock State Park

Last weekend we took off to Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s been on the list since 2017 when we discovered the area driving up to Republic for fossil digging. What a beautiful area, called the Channeled Scablands. We watched a

Pratt Connector to Pratt River Trail

This sucker was all about the bridge for me. Instead of doing anything productive at night—after the kids are all in bed—I lie in bed and watch Tik Tok videos. Tik Tok must have the best algorithms because it knows

Pratt Connector to Pratt River Trail

This sucker was all about the bridge for me. Instead of doing anything productive at night—after the kids are all in bed—I lie in bed and watch Tik Tok videos. Tik Tok must have the best algorithms because it knows

Grand Ridge Park, Again

A week later. This time the goal was to hike from Central Park to Duthie Hill Park. Looking at the trail map, my calculation was about nine miles. Turns out it was more like 11.33 miles. Math has never been

Grand Ridge Park, Again

A week later. This time the goal was to hike from Central Park to Duthie Hill Park. Looking at the trail map, my calculation was about nine miles. Turns out it was more like 11.33 miles. Math has never been

Oxbow Loop Trail

An easy hike—more like a stroll—was on tap for last Saturday morning. Blaise and Laine were at their wilderness class, which left the three younger gals and Brian for me to convince we should head to Oxbow Loop Trail. Baby

Oxbow Loop Trail

An easy hike—more like a stroll—was on tap for last Saturday morning. Blaise and Laine were at their wilderness class, which left the three younger gals and Brian for me to convince we should head to Oxbow Loop Trail. Baby