Category Archives: Backpacking with Kids

Raising boys

  I’ll admit, I don’t always feel like I have a handle on fatherhood.  That initial shock I felt as I drove Bear Bait home from the hospital – you know, that terrifying realization that they just gave an infant … Continue reading

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Devil’s Eyebrow

Started out as a cold morning and I trusted the weather report a bit too much.  Dressed the boys in track pants and long sleeves.  Bear Bait was excited to wear some of his Christmas present gear, particularly an under-armor … Continue reading

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Exploring Devil’s Eyebrow

We’ve had a long run of beautiful, Spring-like days this Winter.   Momma had signed up to jump in Beaver Lake for the Polar Bear Plunge and there was no way I was going to hang out lake-side in the cold … Continue reading

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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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