Bandera TX 50K Race

Our son came to visit for the holidays and we headed south to the Texas Hill Country to watch him compete in one of the Tejas Trail’s ultra-race events, this one held at a new venue called “Camp Eagle” in far southwest Texas near the Mexico border. While not to the level of some of... Continue Reading →

A Hidden Trail in the Ozarks

Talk about "off the beaten trail"..... this trail took a great deal of patience and trust in Erik's navigation skills as it was nearly impossible to find the trail head off a small and remote highway in the Arkansas Ozark Mountains. We used the All Trails app to find this place and noticed that is... Continue Reading →

Somewhere in Colorado

Sadly I can't remember where we took this awesome photo but I'm pretty sure it was on the "Million Dollar Highway" between Durango and Ouray, Colorado. I could certainly write a post about that short journey as my head was spinning from the cork screw road and sheer cliffs. If I'm wrong on where these... Continue Reading →

Road trip to the Texas Hill Country

This is just a short post as we are about to drive south to watch Erik compete in the Bandera 100K Trail Race. Once we return I'll make sure and post a comprehensive story about the trip and the experience of a trail ultra race. Should be interesting.

Leaving Yellowstone

We made a great trip out west and spent two days camping and exploring Yellowstone National Park. We've been able to see many places in the United States but Yellowstone is at the top of my list when it comes to natural beauty. Despite tens of thousands of people visiting the rangers and staff do... Continue Reading →

Little River National Wildlife Refuge

When most people think of Oklahoma they think of a wind swept plain, but tucked away in the southeastern corner of Oklahoma, Little River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 13,660 acres of bottomland hardwood forest habitat, looks like a Louisiana swamp and seems out of place for what you would think you would find in Oklahoma.... Continue Reading →

Mojave National Preserve

We camped in the desert of southern California at the Mojave National Preserve which is located on the California and Nevada border not too far from Las Vegas. The area is incredibly dry and home to some impressive rock formations which we were able to climb on a morning hike. At our campsite, the sunset... Continue Reading →

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Erik and I made a 6 day trek from Fort Worth, Texas all the way to Portland, Oregon and hiked and tent camped at each stop through Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho before hitting the Oregon border. We stopped for a few hours to see Jackson Hole before we got to the Grand Tetons and... Continue Reading →

Northern Minnesota

While we live in North Texas we have family in Minnesota and Iowa and have visited there just about every year for close to 30 years. On many occasions we have converged upon Brookside Resort near Park Rapids for a week of fishing, walking, and visiting with the family.

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