This last year of adventures has truly been remarkable. In looking back, I am filled with overwhelming thankfulness. If I could, I would fill another year up with the same adventures and not find it lacking.
So I figured I would share our best and most favorite destinations of 2015 in hopes that someone out there will be inspired to share these places with the people they love as well.
- Sand Harbor State Park, NV
Touring around Sand Harbor State Park in NV is a don’t-miss opportunity. Rentals are available at the park.
- Introducing the kids to Backcountry Skiing, Grizzly Gulch, Wasatch Range, UT
For our 1st post on how to introduce your kids to backcountry skiing, here is your link –> http://kidproject.org/2015/02/19/backcountry-ski-touring-kids-journey/
- Backpacking with my daughter and mom in the Sawatch Range, CO
3 generations of women on the trail together! Amazing. Photo: Lake Ann, CO
- The Wedge (a.k.a. The Little Grand Canyon), UT
Our exploration of the Wedge was totally insufficient, spending only a day before heading back home. But with free primitive camping along the rim, perfect hiking and mountain biking trails, and all the beauty the Utah desert has to offer, I cannot wait go back.
- Lake Alice, Sawtooth Mountains, ID
My first trip into the Sawtooth Range with some of my favorite women! We already have a family trip planned for this next summer.
- Chris and our boy hiking Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, UT
Chris and our boy spent one night in the backcountry and 2 days summiting Mount Timpanogos in UT. The photo says it all.
- Napali Coast, Kauai, HI
In February, we celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Kauai. We hiked the Napali Coast, swam with sea turtles, walked the beach, and generally acted like kids again. It was awesome.
- Hiking Mount Raymond, Wasatch Range, UT
In June, we attempted the hardest hike to date with our kids and another family. 8 miles later and 3,100 vert, feet of gain, we succeeded!
- Snow Canyon State Park, UT
Snow Canyon is perfectly positioned for so much adventuring! We rock climbed and then explored the Lava Tubes on a rainy day, all while my friend Kelly and I prepped for Ironman 70.3 St. George, to happen the following weekend.
- Ruby’s Inn and Bryce Canyon State Park, UT
Bryce Canyon is easily one of my favorite National Parks! In May we went down to cheer on Chris in his first 50-miler of 2015. We randomly stayed at Ruby’s Inn and found a true gem with camping, tipis, cabins, a pool, park shuttles and restaurants all within walking distance!
- Silver Falls State Park, OR
Although most people avoid rainy Oregon in the winter, they shouldn’t! Silver Falls State Park is truly magnificent as the rivers swell with water.
And of course an honorable mention to all the places we consider home and tromp around weekly: Snowbasin Resort / Alta Resort / Millcreek Canyon / Pineview Reservoir.
Cheers to another year of adventuring!
Snowbasin Resort, UT