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Category Archives: Hiking

Yosemite Backpacking via John Muir Trail {Cathedral Lakes to Little Yosemite Valley with Cloud’s Rest and Half Dome}

Somehow we scored a John Muir hiking permit for the most beautiful time of the year! Kudos to Jen who faxed that puppyView full post »

Lyons Creek Trail to Sylvia Lake {Backpacking with Kids, Desolation Wildreness}

Took the kids with some fabulous family friends on a chill little backpacking weekend to Sylvia Lake. Blu and TuckerView full post »

Clarks do Kauai {Hawaiian Travel with Kids}

In our neverending journey to show the kids new places, sometimes we have to show ourselves new places too! Though we&#View full post »

Hetch Hetchy {Spring Backpacking with Friends}

Hetch Hetchy. What can I say about you that truly expresses how beautiful you are? If we are going to have to deal withView full post »

Peter Grubb Hut in Winter {Snowshoeing Castle Peak Trail}

Headed to the Peter Grubb Hut for a snowshoe trip with friends! We lucked out and had deep, soft snow and clear, blueView full post »

Morro Strand in Winter {Camping and Hiking with Kids}

Hit up the Central Coast with some friends to kick the year off camping style. We stayed at Morro Strand State BeachView full post »

Central Coast by Foot {Hiking with Kids}

We ended 2015 and started 2016 in the Central Coast where we made it a goal to hike as many peaks as possible! If youView full post »

We Go Canada! {Canadian Travel with Kids}

One of our dream trips has always been to drive the roads from California to Canada, specifically to Jasper and Banff,View full post »

Backpacking Haleakala Volcano {Maui, Hawaii Backpacking Trip)

I’ll start by saying that hiking this volcano will change your life. Haleakala, on the Maui island of Hawaii isView full post »

Backpacking Lake Margaret {Kirkwood Backpacking with Kids}

Ohhhhh Lake Margaret trail…where do I begin with you? Decided to take the kids and the dog backpacking alone andView full post »

PCT to Seven Lakes Basin {Backpacking with Kids}

This backpacking trip is an absolutely fabulous one for little hikers! Some of the most beautiful scenery on the PacificView full post »

South Shore Tahoe {Beaching and Hiking the Rim and Castle Rock Trail with Kids}

Had a break in the week to meet up with a good friend in Tahoe and spend some quality down time with the kids. LazyView full post »

Horsetail Falls {Desolation Wilderness Hiking with Kids}

Elvis has been wanting to graduate to a bigger backpack so we helped him out with the Osprey Ave 38. He’s on theView full post »

Backpacking in Tahoe {Eagle Falls to Upper Velma Lake Desolation Wilderness}

Clarky had some sort of event going on so we decided to head up without him to Tahoe to bag a few peaks and sleep inView full post »

Auburn Day Hike {Black Hole of Calcutta Hike with Kids}

Sometimes you are strapped for time on a weekend and just want to get out locally to get some fresh air. Albeit close (View full post »