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Anza Borrego: Wildflowers & Rainbow Canyon

We took a spontaneous trip to Anza Borrego State Park to camp for a few nights and see the amazing wildflower bloom. This may not sound like much, but as a mom of three my ‘spontaneous’ is actually more like the running speed of a clumsy turtle and it rarely happens that I can successfully… Continue reading Anza Borrego: Wildflowers & Rainbow Canyon

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Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 3

In 2016 we spent a week exploring Death Valley. Follow these links to Part 1 and Part 2. Day 6- Titus Canyon, Fall Canyon Our ambitious plan for day six was to summit Thimble Peak, and then drive down the Titus Canyon Trail. We began at the turnoff from Highway 374. When we got to… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 3

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Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 2

At the beginning of 2016 we took a week-long trip to Death Valley National Park. Follow this link to Part One. Day 3- Echo Canyon, Inyo Mine, Lees Camp On day three we drove the 4×4 trail through Echo Canyon to the Inyo Mine. To get to Inyo Mine, we followed Echo Canyon Road about… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016, Part 2

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Trip Report: Death Valley 2016 Part 1

At the beginning of 2016 we took a week-long trip to Death Valley National Park. It was our first visit to this enormous park, but we fell in love almost immediately. We are planning another trip in the winter of 2017, but that doesn’t seem soon enough! To satisfy my Death Valley cravings in the… Continue reading Trip Report: Death Valley 2016 Part 1

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Family Hiking: 4 Rules for Avoiding Disaster

The addition of a newborn baby to our family is not particularly conductive to having lots of exciting adventures. These days, I am more likely to embrace another hour of snuggling my sweet girl on the couch than take the steps to get everyone packed up and in the car for an outing. Regardless, the… Continue reading Family Hiking: 4 Rules for Avoiding Disaster

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Mission Trails: 3 Easy Hikes

Recovering during the postpartum period can be surprisingly difficult. Along with learning the feeding and sleeping patterns of a new little human, a momma’s body has a lot of healing to do and there are many other physical and emotional changes those first few weeks (or even months). For me, this third pregnancy and birth… Continue reading Mission Trails: 3 Easy Hikes