hike. camp. get outside in northern colorado. with kids.



River Safety

Toddlers are like ninjas. One moment my daughter is fully clothed, the next both her pants and diaper are missing and she’s grinning up at me, dimpled bottom exposed. Or, one moment she’s at my knees, the next she is under the baby gate and halfway up the stairs- grinning down at me. So with these grinning, ninja like creatures so willfully testing their independence, the river can be a scary place when so much can happen in a second.

We love camping right on the river but with kids that means extra vigilance.

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Day Hikes: 10 Must Have Items in Your Pack


The sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. You’ve parked the car, the trailhead is in sight and you look down at your very fair toddler and realize you’ve forgotten the sunscreen…

Don’t let this happen to you. Here is a list of what we pack for every hike, long or short, rain or shine. Continue reading “Day Hikes: 10 Must Have Items in Your Pack”

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