OK, @ikea, come at me, bro.
This was originally a blog post that I wrote for the Sport Chalet Outdoor Community blog in 2012. It appears that they have taken it down, so I am reposting it here, with some minor edits. All content is written by me. I’ve added some pictures from over the years to illustrate the point that it takes consistency and patience to have a child that loves the outdoors.
Her first hike – let her get…
The Franklin Trail behind the school
The Franklin Trail
Distance: ~4 miles
Soph and I had a day to ourselves. We had heard of the Franklin Trail when we met Bud Girard, a long-time trail supporter, hiking along Carpinteria Bluffs many months ago. He mentioned that the Franklin Trail was going to be opening soon. Thanks to his efforts and others’, we were able to check it out.
Many people I spoke…
Just realized I can see Iron Mountain, Cuyamaca Peak, and El Cajon Mountain from the canyon behind my house.
Retro Post (warning, it’s LONG)
In September, 2006, four of us went to Europe. It would be an adventure that none of us would ever forget. The people and the sights were amazing. We saw ancient sites, ate some great food, drank plenty of wine and came back with an understanding that much of the world is older than what we’re used to.
Tuscan red grapes
Arrival and the Tour
After riding on an…