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My kids, Alex and Nate, rock climbing at Idaho’s City of Rocks. Click photo to read my popular “10 Tips for Raising Outdoors-Loving Kids.”
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Capitol Reef National Park.
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Heavy Lifting: Backpacking Sequoia National Park
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Pilgrimage Across Zion: Traversing a Land of Otherworldly Scenery
Trekking the Alta Via 2 in Paneveggio-Pale di San Martino Nature Park, Dolomite Mountains, Italy.
‘The World’s Most Beautiful Trail:’ Trekking the Alta Via 2 Through Italy’s Dolomite Mountains
Roof of the High Sierra: A Father-Son Climb of California’s Mount Whitney
Wild Heart of the Glacier Peak Wilderness: Backpacking the Spider Gap-Buck Creek Pass Loop
The Quicksand Chronicles: Backpacking Paria Canyon
Exploring a Wilderness Hopeful: Idaho’s White Cloud Mountains
Three Generations, One Big Volcano: Pushing Limits on Mount St. Helens
Precipice Lake, Sequoia National Park.
The Ultimate Family Tour of Yellowstone
Playing the Memory Game in Southern Utah’s Escalante, Capitol Reef, and Bryce Canyon
Big Hearts, Big Day: A 17-Mile Hike With Teens in the Presidential Range
Walking Among Giants: A Three-Generation Hut Trek in Norway’s Jotunheimen National Park
Still Waters Run Deep: Tackling America’s Best Multi-Day Float Trip on the Green River
The Hardest 20 Miles: A Dayhike Across New Hampshire’s Rugged Wildcat-Carter-Moriah Range
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My son, Nate, and me backpacking at Cove Lake in the Big Boulder Lakes, White Cloud Mountains, Idaho. Click photo to read “Boy Trip, Girl Trip: Why I Take Father-Son and Father-Daughter Adventures.”
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Red Canyon, New Hance Trail, Grand Canyon.
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Gunsight Pass Trail, Glacier National Park.
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Spray Park, Mount Rainier National Park.
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Wild Back Yard: Trails of the Boise Foothills