I'm in mountain biking heaven. Why? Because my oldest is now big enough to mountain bike with me! On the blog now is my latest post - First Time Mountain Biking with a @prevelobikes Zulu Three mountain bike review. What tips do you have for first time mountain bikers?
Dear outdoor Dads, Thanks for taking your kids on adventures, teaching them how to use pocketknives, and what respect for the natural world looks like. Mountain Dad is the reason behind our outdoor loving lifestyle and I couldn't be more grateful. Happy Father's Day!
We are back in the mountains, but still thinking about the beach. What summer vacations do you have planned?
We went camping all last week with our three kids and sleeping basically looked like this all night. Do you camp with kids? Do they like it? Today on the blog I have a guest post on ten ways to help kids love camping. Click the link in my profile!
We finally got some sun on our last day at the beach this past week. Miraculously Baby L stayed still long enough to become a sand mermaid like her sister. A sisters influence cam be powerful! Do you have a sister? How does she influence you?
Seals, tide pools, and bike rides. What do you do when it's too cold to swim at the beach?
We found some great trails for kids mountain biking at Carpinteria State Beach. Biking along the trail was a great activity for this cloudy beach day. From the campground we rode about a mile to a seal sanctuary lookout along gravel, single track, wood chips and hard pack dirt. It was a good intro for Big E who loved riding his @prevelobikes Zulu Three. Plus SEALS! Super cool! There were over 100 laying on the beach. Have you seen any cool animals near you lately?
While hiking with the tots in @zionnps, I was surprised at how well they hiked! My 2 year old walked a whole mile, with lots of stopping to examine bugs, of course. And the 8 and 5 year olds complained very little, even in the heat. This experience is so rare when hiking it's worth a post! As an outdoor mom I couldn't be prouder. How have your kids pleasantly surprised you recently?
Today is @americanhiking society National Trails Day. Will you be hiking? Where? We hiked yesterday at @zionnps Weeping Rock trail and loved splashing in the river afterward. It was a perfect kickoff to Great Outdoors Month (June)
Fathers Day is right around the corner. What will you get the outdoor dad in your life? Read the link in my bio for our top gear suggestions and be sure to enter the giveaway on the website for a chance to win a $75 Adventure Pack of gourmet beef jerky from Country Archer! Do you have any favorite gear you'd suggest for a Dad day gift?
My May Family Biking Challenge was to bike five miles somewhere I've never gone before. This trail at @sundanceresort was a really fun ride, but what I liked most about it was spending quality time with Mountain Dad. Do you have any adult only adventures planned for this summer?