National Park: Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)

The Grand Canyon is an amazing place where nearly everyone feels humbled by the sheer size, the sheer depth, and the sheer power that created this massive canyon over time. The layers, the colors, the flora and fauna, the extremes all make this place what it is. Our drive in was one of the most... Continue Reading →

Great Hikes for Kids: Mary S. Young State Recreation Area (West Linn)

Nitty-gritty: A great state park in the suburbs of Portland along the Willamette River Hiking trails, off-leash dog park, picnic areas, fields for play and river access The best trail map comes from the City of West Linn Heron Loop Trail is just over 3 miles with very little elevation gain, Riverside Trail .75 miles with... Continue Reading →

10 Tips for Hiking with Kids

Hiking with kids can be fun.  No really, I am serious!  There are just a few things you should keep in mind when going about it.  It isn't too much different than hiking with your friends. The main difference is probably that your friend agreed to go because they wanted to, and your kids are... Continue Reading →

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