Hiking Utah’s Grandeur Peak… with kids.

Hiking in the Wasatch Range is… unique. It didn’t take me long after moving from Colorado to realize there aren’t many ‘easy kid hikes’ here. In fact, many of the lesser peaks have more technical trails and more elevation gain than some of Colorado’s 14er’s. It was Kai’s (our Golden Doodle) birthday and so the…

Discovering Lover’s Point Park, Monterey, CA

While in Monterey for the Big Sur Marathon, we were looking for some inexpensive (or free?) destinations where the kids could play, run, and experience a bit of the California ocean.  Oh, and if the moms could get an open water swim in (triathlon season is near), that would be a major bonus. My friend…

More Family Friendly Snowshoe Trails [Salt Lake City, UT]

Important: Family-friendly means easy mileage and easy grade, but not always safe from avalanches! Please educate yourself and visit the Utah Avalanche Center for daily avalanche forecasts and more information! Often, while you are on mild terrain, avalanche terrain looms above you, increasing risk. We’ve recently found ourselves exploring some new trails by snowshoe, and they…

Through My Lens, 2013

One last look at a year full of a LOT of first for us as a family. First snowshoe trips. First time on cross-country skis. First half and full marathons. First triathlons. First all-family backpacking trips. Even the first time trying Kipper Snacks (basically sardines….) And a ton of beautiful moments in-between. Here is a…

Seize the Fall Season with:

I hear it every year. And have already heard it a handful of times in the last week. There are only two seasons around here, Summer and Winter. Fall only lasts a week or so. I hate to be the contrarian, but I respectfully disagree. So why does it always feel like Fall comes and…