Archives For Family Adventure

Girl with SnailDavid Cox shoots a lot of his best photos with an iPhone, and he might be entirely alright with that.

“It may be sad, or maybe not, but the fact is, it’s what I have on hand at pretty much any moment,” David said when asked about equipment. “I think gear is secondary to vision and passion for expression. Sounds cliché, but oh well, it’s true. Continue Reading…

I’ve already recommended Meghan J. Ward’s site in a recent post, The Adventures in Parenthood Project, but I can’t let that stop me from sharing her amazing collaborative video with Doug Urquhart. Continue Reading…

hiking with daughterLife offers very few free lunches and most things that equate to a “good time” are heavily guarded by the debt of painstaking effort and possibly truck loads of cash. The good news is that once we get a little momentum going and defeat the temptation to sit idle, recreation starts paying big returns fast.  Continue Reading…

The Adventures In Parenthood Project

Only one article in, plus some impressive headline browsing, and I can’t wait to spend more time on this website. The Adventures in Parenthood Project explores the transition of outdoor adventurers to family life. I first stumbled onto an article titled The Kid Question: How an Adventurer Decides to Become a Parent and was stoked by its parallels with the primary goal of the The Recreationalist.

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Goblin Valley Ultra-Marathon Pie Chart
Jump straight to mile 27 and you’ll see me barely moving, famished, painfully thirsty, and bending over to pick up a sand covered remnant of a Honey Waffle Stinger, which I can only assume a previous racer had the misfortune of dropping. Five miles to go. I’ve now been without adequate food and hydration for hours and my palate is not so sensitive as to pass on anything resembling food, so I eat it without shame. Even with debris now in my mouth it is the highlight of the previous hour and I can’t remember anything tasting so good. Ever. Continue Reading…

Video courtesy of Levi Allen

For certain kids, the only thing better than fresh air, is big air. If you happen to be raising one of these audacious creatures, you are fully aware of what I mean—and you should probably read this as fast as you can and then go make sure they aren’t playing with dad’s welder again. Continue Reading…

Hiking the Wellsvilles with Kids

I clench my tongue tightly to keep from shouting commands at my five-year old daughter as her concentration flitters away from the climbing wall like a disrupted butterfly; off into la-la land. For the most part, she was only mildly interested in rock climbing when I first took her to the local indoor gym. After wrestling some very sloppy fitting, but very cute, rock climbing shoes on her feet, we roped up, chalked up, and she went up. This lasted for exactly five seconds.

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Looking over the Kokopelli trail

Let’s get right to it. Here are four reasons you should get on a mountain bike and ride 142 miles of amazing Kokopelli trail from Fruita, Colorado to Moab, Utah.

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home rock climbing wall kidsBuilding a permanent home rock climbing wall may seem monumental on the scale of commitment to in-home recreation—requiring an unbelievably cooperative spouse. I am here to tell you that it is—and it does. However, consider

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Kids love slingshots!

September 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

No windows around; kids are bored?

If there is one thing adults and kids love, it’s shooting stuff. Much of this is satisfied by iPhone games these days (which explains the squirrel population being so high), but why not get back to the roots when entertainment was a little more dangerous and everyone was wishing they had a pair of safety goggles?

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