Tag Archives: Kid Hikes

Squirrel on Mt. Magazine (part 1)

Thursday, driving Squirrel to school, he laid his criteria down upon me.   When I pitched the initial idea of a daddy-date, I really was thinking I’d be on the hook for some animatronic pizza and maybe seeing a new Marvel … Continue reading

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2015 – Bear Bait & Squirrel make a resolution

Isn’t even New Years yet, but this is worth blogging about.   I’ve written over the past few years about me ‘n the boys.  Momma for the most part has been content to let us go do our wilderness thing. But … Continue reading

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Learning from tragedy

Around mid-January, a news story caught my attention.  A dad and his two sons, out on the Ozark Trail in Missouri.  Just a day hike, on a day that started out in the 60’s.   Rain comes in, gets colder.  Dark … Continue reading

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“. . it’s a wonder I can think at all.”

I have some leave coming up that I have to take, about three days.  The last three of the week.   February is one of my favorite times to hike and we’ve had such mild weather lately that it has been … Continue reading

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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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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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Homecoming

It isn’t often I go back to my home town, but this past break I spent 5 days there.  At my family’s recommendation, I booked all five days at what they told me was the best hotel Inn in the … Continue reading

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