A Solo Weekend

It’s been a while since I’ve had a couple of days to try and wear myself out.   A few weeks ago, I gave my wife the weekend off.   She stayed at a friend’s house for the weekend while they were off travelling.   This weekend, it was my turn to spend a weekend however I wanted. I made it […]

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Three Days in November

Three-and-a-half days of sleeping in our car, hiking and exploring by day, and relaxing or working on personal projects at night…

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Joshua Tree

The original plan was to head over to Zion for four days, camp a little, do some hikes and exploration, and possibly backpack for a night.  Our plans changed when the little one got sick, almost exactly at the same time as when we finished packing. By morning he was doing just fine, but we […]

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Solstice in the Sierras

We spent June 19th – June 22nd playing in the Sierras once again. It’s a bit of a drive, but I frequently need to get my mountain fix in, so I think it’s worth it. Aspen trees near our campsite Watching fish Jeannie getting the fire ready for dinner. A New Longest Attempt Last July […]

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Camping in the Eastern Sierra

The little one is nearly 20 months old and I’m feeling some guilt about not doing more outdoor adventure. We’ve done some hikes and some biking trips, but we’ve only managed one camping trip, and that was nearly a year ago. So we set off, back to the Sierras. I miss having good mountains near […]

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First Camping Trip With a Toddler

Yeah, I was pretty hesitant at first. Camping with a 10 month old seemed like misery, but I also really wanted to see some mountains. To walk in alpine meadows. To look at the stars. I think a lot of people fall into the trap of not doing anything once they have children, or perhaps […]

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