Go. Play. The Forests Are Calling.

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Just over 100 years ago, in March 1915 to be exact, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Term Occupancy Act, a law that would eventually shape how and where we ski in the United States. Also known as the Occupancy Permits Act of 1915, the law provided a permitting process for summer homes and recreational resorts […]

Our Family Tradition: The Grand Canyon In Autumn

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As shocking as it may sound, our family’s favorite outdoor tradition has nothing, but nothing, to do with skiing. Instead, it has a lot to do with hiking and backpacking and spending time together, bonded and awed by the majesty of Grand Canyon National Park.  Seven years ago we gave up on Thanksgiving Day. It’s […]

Stage Your Own Multi-Day Bike Trip

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Last October, I was inspired. I was inspired to outfit the family and venture on a multi-day point-to-point backpacking trip. I even went so far as to buy a book on the Colorado Trail. Unfortunately, with a late wet spring, our window of opportunity closed before it even opened. My inspiration failed to become a […]

Best Campgrounds in North America: Western Colorado Edition

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Today’s post is just one of many written by a great (amazing! incredible!) group of outdoor moms, of which I am lucky to be a part.  While I’m covering a few of our favorite campgrounds in Western Colorado, links at the end of this post will take you from Alaska to Canada and South.   […]

Much Ado To Do Nothing (Book Review, too)

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We went camping over the long Labor Day weekend. The boys started school two weeks earlier, and were, as I learned to say during my stint in England, “knackered.” Actually so were we parents. Still we had big ambitions and packed accordingly: hiking boots, mountain bikes (and all the helmets, gloves and shoes that go with […]