Category Archives: Backpacking with Kids

From the mouth of Bear Bait . . .

Momma was hugging up Bear Bait yesterday afternoon while he was vegging out on the couch, recuperating from the hike and catching up on his cartoon time.  He isn’t a very physically affectionate type, but he endures it manfully from … Continue reading

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BHT – October 1st & 2nd

Sunday, 10/2/11 Day 2 Woke up in the best way imaginable.  Cocooned in a pocket of dark warmth, cold enough to almost-but-not-quite see my breath outside.  Forest noises.  The sound of Kat bringing the fire back to life.  The boys … Continue reading

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Butterfield Hiking Trail – October 1st & 2nd

Saturday, 10/1/11 Day 1 Every season that isn’t Summer is my favorite season to hike.   At least at the beginning, anyway.   I’m all excited about the new weather patterns and the new foliage make-over it brings.  Near the end, I’ll … Continue reading

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So long, Summer

Feels so good to have those nasty sweltering days behind us.  Still long-dreaming about Spring and the OHT, but we have my two favorite hiking seasons between now and then. Next big boy-hike will be our annual pumpkin carving out … Continue reading

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Butterfield Trail – Devil’s Den State Park

When I was a kid there was a girl that lived just up the street from me.  She was a couple years older and, because so few girls lived in our neighborhood, she had to tomboy it up just to … Continue reading

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Woolum to Gilbert (cont.)

Day 3 I’d like to say we woke up, but that would imply a certain amount of sleeping that I’m not sure actually happened.  At least for the adults.  Eventually, I think, in the wee ugly cow-milking hours of morning … Continue reading

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Woolum to Gilbert

Day 2 ** I’ve been so busy heading out onto the trails, lakes, and rivers this summer that I haven’t taken time to write about them.  As the summer heats up and I’m keeping my little guys indoors more, I … Continue reading

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Day 1: Woolum

Momma decided a few days prior that she wasn’t ready to rough it overnight, but agreed to come along with our littlest one and accompany me ‘n Bear Bait most of the first day.  Initial grand plans were to camp … Continue reading

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Buffalo River – Woolum to Gilbert teaser

Best Father’s Day I’ve ever had.  Me ‘n Bear Bait joined Kat, his boy Kit, and the most bad-ass biker grandmother I’ve ever met or heard of on a 3-night, 2-day float on the Buffalo. Full trip report with pictures … Continue reading

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Packing, repacking, re-repacking

Had to fit Bear Bait into a new life jacket.  He’s grown so much just in two years that he can’t fit into his old one.  Surprised both of us.  Doesn’t seem that long ago, but 4 is a whole … Continue reading

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