Avid 4 Adventure Camp

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Back to camp! Turns out Sydney is aged out of this camp but we squeezed her in for one last hurrah! She grew up going there and really enjoys it. Did you fall out again? Oh, it was a rescue exercise. Hiking to Royal Arch in Boulder.  They made it to the top.  Most groups apparently don’t.  Not this group! … Read More

Mount Antero (14,269′)

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Distance 9.5 miles Moving Time 4 hr 5 min Summit Elevation 14,269 feet Elevation Gain 3,023 feet Route Baldwin Gulch TH (4WD) GPS Analysis Strava Sydney and I had a day to ourselves while the rest of the family had other obligations. I had been eyeing Antero for many years. Some amount of sheer confusion given the whole 4WD road … Read More

Brown’s Canyon

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Sometimes our summer activities are limited by the ages and weights of the children. This activity has been on our todo list for a long time. We pass Brown’s Canyon every time we head to the hot springs and dreamt of the day we can get the kids on the water. The minimum age for class III rapids at about … Read More

Adventure Park

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Just down the road from our cabin, there is a ropes course called Brown’s Canyon Adventure Park.  It is a fun diversion right off the highway.  It costs about $55 and takes 2.5 hours to go through the whole course.  My kids love this kind of stuff so we made a morning of it. They have 6 different adventures/courses that … Read More

Florida 2015

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For Thanksgiving break, we headed to Florida for some fun. The inspiration to divert from our usual Disneyland was Sydney’s love of Harry Potter. So we figured it was time to check out that new(ish) attraction.   But we started at Disney with a bunch of family. Finally!  Wearing a Harry Potter shirt no less. She got a wand immediately and … Read More