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Created on Mon Dec 30, 2013
I woke up in my tent, cozy and warm with just a hint of light glowing outside. It was dead quiet. Rain must've stopped, I thought. I considered getting up to start the coffee and plan a hike, but ...
Created on Mon Dec 30, 2013
Way back when I was just barely a father, it just didn't occur to me that one of the things I'd have to do (get to do?) is teach my children to ride a bike. It's just not on the radar when you're ...
To hear my wife tell it, I present no shortage of difficulty when it comes to Christmas trees. She's probably right. Before our second Christmas I barnstormed with fury that we forget a tree and get ...
Most of us, I suspect, made a choice to raise children. Even if you were, you know, surprised with the news of your pregnancy, you still brought your own flesh and blood into this world and discovered ...
Iffy territory this music thing. Good chance you and I don't exactly share the same taste. So let me put it like this: singer and song writer David Wilcox handles the stage all by himself with ...
It was the best bike money could buy in the early 1980s. He enjoyed the satisfaction of it for just a short time, though In the mid-1970s a pimply faced adolescent named Perry Kramer probably had ...
... a bike. Truth be told, this short video is less how-to and more of a celebration of the joys of fatherhood . . .  ...
Oh, it's just a shirt. Or is it? Here's a little known fact: seersucker is a cotton fabric that's literally cooler than your usual cotton. The puckered material's threads are woven in a way that give ...
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, man, talk about the trip of a lifetime. My wife and I did a 7-day backcountry backpack trip in Peru in 2005 that connected with the Inca Trail, ending at Machu ...
On July 25, 2010 we used a half a roll of clear tape to fashion an absurd sign on four pieces of 8.5"x11" paper and Sharpie'd across it a giant "WELCOME ANIA" then sat around Terminal 2 at Sky Harbor ...
Created on Thu Mar 14, 2013
It's never too early to start pining for summer — alas, when did the pining end? — although it might be a little cruel to visualize it for our brethren and sistren of the outdoor parenting kind living ...
"Taking your family surfing — I like the sound of that." So the words flow from one of Australia's most decorated surf writers. But it's not just words, he did it. He packed up the Toyota, hitched ...
What says "midlife crisis" like a new found interest in motorcycles, sports cars, or bombshell girlfriends? When my brother turned 40, all of a sudden he was into punishing his body. He was pulling ...
In the arena of big wall rock climbing, Tommy Caldwell is a guy with an impressive résumé. We're talking numerous first free ascents on El Capitan and an insane enduro record of Yosemite's Triple ...
"My mantra has been, ever since we learned that Merridy's pregnant," narrates Strong, "I'm climbing and skiing smarter." Except one day up on Snoqualmie Pass with a fresh 12" coat of snow, he admits, ...
No doubt about it, it's for stories like this one that I started AdventureParents.com. Consider it a place to explore the various perspectives on what's it like to be a parent who, as in this example, ...
Created on Wed Jan 9, 2013
In parenthood, man, I know I've made more mistakes than I care to count or admit. That's the nature of parenting — it's full-speed in the dark without instructions, and we're all going to have some ...
Created on Thu Dec 20, 2012
Though parenthood is a lifelong affair, each stage asserts its own lessons in despair, patience, happiness, and how to sign big checks with a smile. Depends. Some events are rites of passage, ...
You need another picture of s'mores like you need a hole in your head. Or, what the heck, maybe not. What do I know? So let's do it. My daughter and I have taken an annual camping trip just the two ...

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