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How to Get Outside… When You Don’t Have Time to Get Outside

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Most years, between work in the field and personal trips, Bix and I spend about 60 nights sleeping in a tent. This year, it’s been a little different. There’s not one particular reason—we’ve both taken on a lot of new work responsibilities; I prioritized training for my first 50k race over backpacking this spring; we used our fairly limited time off and travel budget to do an international trip to Finland last winter instead of a weeks-long backcountry trip. In short, life’s been getting in the way. Fortunately, this isn’t…read more

Pros and Cons of Living on the Road

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Living on the road can be a lot of things – adventure, curiosity of the unknown and stimulating exploration – yet, weaved into those joyful moments, change and challenges also present themselves. Let’s dive a little deeper into exploring those realities: PRO: New places to run, climb, hike and ski are at your fingertips everyday. You can wake-up at the base of the Sierra Mountains, on the rugged coast of Oregon or on the rim of a vast canyon in the desert. CON: It’s difficult to maintain a consistent training routine….read more

Becoming a Parent, And The Best Baby Gift You Can Buy

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“Where do I get one of those packs?” “We just had a little girl. When can I put her in one of those packs?” “Our first kid is coming in two months – how do I keep doing the things I love outside?” In person and over social media, I answer these questions on a weekly basis. New parents see my husband and I carrying our sons on our backs while fishing, hiking, or getting groceries and want to know how we’re making it happen. Our answer is the same…read more

10 Things You Should Know Before Becoming a Mountaineer

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So you want to be a mountaineer. I bet you’ve seen amazing pictures of epic ascents of Himalayan peaks. You’ve probably watched a reality show or two starring a survival expert. Maybe you’ve even gone on some pretty sweet hikes yourself. But do you really know what it’s like to be a mountaineer? Here’s 10 things you need to know before you commit to the lifestyle. 1. The weather will not always be perfect. In your heart you already know this, but since most of the pictures and videos we…read more

Choosing the Right Deuter Kid Comfort Carrier

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When you purchase a Deuter Kid Comfort carrier, you’re not only investing in high-quality equipment, you’re laying the foundation for a lifetime of adventure and exploration. Deuter’s Kid Comfort 1, 2, and 3 carriers offer quality and comfort at every price range. Each pack works for a multitude of activities and promises an impeccable fit. That’s because we build our kid carriers on the same chassis that we use for our all our packs. Selecting the best carrier for your family is a personal choice. Check out the following matrix to compare…read more

Camping this autumn? Don’t forget something sweet

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October is here and the afternoons are cooling down on the long road to winter. It’s time to start pulling out the wooly hats and long johns. It also means campfire meals are becoming all the more enticing, both while camping and at home. And where there’s a good meal, there’s a good dessert, too! Here’s a couple of our favorites recipes using a cast iron pudgie pie pan or Dutch oven. So, these are for car camping only…unless you’re the kind of person that likes lugging big, extra weights down the trail with you….read more

On Taking Him Camping With Us: Five Things We’ve Learned

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In January of this year my husband and I, along with our then eight-month-old son, began a yearlong camping and fly fishing trip around the United States. To many people, the trip sounds like 365 days of vacation, but because we’re continuing to work regular jobs and have adult commitments it’s really more of a juggling act between obligations and passions. The other big thing that many people don’t necessarily realize right off the bat is that our son, Gus, is along for the whole ride. Beyond a few important…read more

Rise to the challenge, backpacking with young children is 100% worth it!

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“This just isn’t worth it,” I said to my wife as I stood in a shady spot on the side of a washed-out forest road with my Deuter AirContact 75+10 loaded with all the gear for our family of four. We were 20 minutes into our first backpacking trip since we had our second child last fall and I could still see  our parked car. We had been prepping our 3 year old son with several day hikes over the last month or two, with his longest hike being 5…read more

Whitesides Mountain… not for the faint of heart

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Deuter ambassador Karsten Delap and Lance Sullins of Fox Mountain Guides recently reported back some awesome picks from a trip to Whitesides Mountain. Some of the longest climbing east of the Mississippi. The wall has 850’ of vertical and overhanging climbing to reach its summit. The climbing is generally long, runout, scary and not for the faint of heart. If you can overcome these challenges it provides some of the best views the Nantahala National Forest has to offer and a climbing experience of a lifetime. Have you been? Want…read more

These are a few of our favorite things

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In June during Ali’s school break, we packed up the van to visit the grandparents in Colorado and do some camping, fishing and climbing. We were lucky to get stormy cool weather (we live in Bishop where summer means sunny and hot), great fishing, and fun cragging.Ali had a great time tearing up and down the Koper’s Trail in Rifle, exploring the Ice Caves, and heading to the cliffs with her “big girl” pack (a Kikki). It allowed her to chose, pack and carry her crag essentials and feel like…read more