Hi, I’m Heidi! 

Growing up, I was homeschooled by my parents. At some point of most days (usually when we were struggling through my math problems), my mom would turn to me with exasperation and say, “It’s time for you to go outside!” My brother and I would run to the backyard and make obstacle courses, tend to the vegetable garden, and care for our menagerie of pets. Now that I am a mother, I realize how important it is for all of us to get fresh air, every single day. Going outside is my very favorite activity because it refreshes the soul, frees the mind, and makes everything about the day better!

Now I am the mother of my own two kids,  ages 1 and 3, and have another on the way (due to arrive in January 2017). I have a husband who encourages my desires for creativity and adventure, and he also has his own crazy ideas and interests that amaze/mystify me daily. 

My goal is for this blog to serve as a place to record my family’s adventures, with the hope that this exercise will solidify my memories of our outings and also serve as a way to share what we have learned with others. I learned about hiking and camping on annual road trips with my family, and later by exploring the San Diego backcountry with my husband (usually that meant just finding our way after getting lost). Being in the outdoors is a pastime that has brought much joy into my life and I desire to share that joy with my family and with yours. I hope you will read along with us and find inspiration to have your own adventures!


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