Tag Archives: Hiking with kids

Utah with Kids: Canyonlands National Park (Needles)

  SOUTH OF MOAB — Of all the Christmas gifts we’ve gotten as a family, we plan on getting the most mileage out of our National Parks annual pass from Katie’s sister Mandie. That free admission to any National Park … Continue reading

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Utah with Kids: Zion National Park

“The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwelling places of Jacob.” – Psalm 87:2 There are less-memorable places to lose your first baby tooth. And my 5-year-old’s gap-toothed grin, sparked by the towering canyon walls above … Continue reading

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Hiking with kids: Bald Mountain

WESTERN UINTAS — A blowing, bitterly cold wind. Tired feet. Hail stinging the face. Windburned cheeks. And she weas loving every minute of it. My 5-year-old had just summited Bald Mountain on her own two legs.

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Hiking with Kids: Looking for Lake Catherine… or even the trailhead

Every year I try to make it as far into summer as I can without turning on the air conditioning at home. Usually that means heading for altitude as often as possible, where the air’s a little sweeter and cooler.

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Hiking with kids: Silver Lake

BRIGHTON — It’s late May, and before too long, the snow will be gone, opening up the Big Cottonwood Canyon and Brighton Ski area to some fantastic hiking.

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Lunch Links: Hiking with Kids (in Oklahoma)

SAND SPRINGS – Back when I was at the Sand Springs Leader, I covered quite a bit of the formation of the Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve. Just minutes from Sand Springs, the acreage includes some of the oldest stands of … Continue reading

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Dr. Scott sighting: Raise a Wild Child

You probably either know Dr. Scott Sampson if you have kids. He’s the host of PBS’ “Dinosaur Train,” possibly my favorite children’s show of all time. He’s a paleontologist, but his passion is the same as mine: Getting kids away … Continue reading

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Hiking with Kids: Landscape Arch, Sand Dune Arch, and The Windows

After you’ve done the hike to the world-famous Delicate Arch, how else to round out your time in Arches National Park? Spend the afternoon exploring the park’s longest-spanning arch, Landscape, play in the giant sandbox of Sand Dune Arch, and … Continue reading

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Hiking with Kids: Delicate Arch

“This is the most beautiful place on earth.” – Ed Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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Camping With Kids: Bridger-Teton, hot springs & orange-slice eating carsick kids

Jim Bridger the Mountain Man never fed his toddler too much orange slice candy, only to have her spew her stomach contents out all over the backseat of your 2009 Ford Focus in the Middle of Nowhere, Wyoming.

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