Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve posted. I blame the fact that I didn’t have a real camera and generally stopped taking photos. Now that I do have a camera maybe I’ll post more? No guarantees… So we did the yurt thing again, this time to the Beulah Vista yurt. It’s their newest […]
Here’s a few pics from throughout the summer. Lots of fun stuff!
I’ve mentioned how hard it was this year to get river permits, so when the opportunity to get on the Main Salmon though a discounted guided trip, we took it. Like the Lower Salmon trip, this was pretty smoky most of the way, but still such a beautiful stretch. The best part of this trip […]
We flew back to Minnesota for Tracy and Matt’s wedding celebration. They got married last year during the height of the pandemic, and decided to delay the schindig until this summer. We spent the evening on a river boat on the Mississippi. Fun evening seeing family and floating along. The highlight was getting to see […]
It’s tough to get good pictures at a pool too… but swimming is such a huge part of Tegan’s life that it would be weird not to include it. Various shots from meets, but mainly from the state long course championship meet:
We’ve never been able to secure a permit for the Salmon River, and this year was especially bad for getting permits anywhere. So Tor Boshen put together a trip on the Lower Salmon – which isn’t permitted. It was really great to finally get on this river, even though it was a bit smoky from […]
Here’s some random pics from the ski season. All disciplines should be represented… Including our trip to McCall Idaho for a Nordic race. I’m lumping these all together because there’s not an easy way to tell the different events on these. Maybe next year I’ll do better on that…
Kari and I took a full pack of kids in to the Grizzly Ridge yurt for a couple of days. The skiing wasn’t great, but it was certainly a fun trip with all those kids. Everyone packed in their own stuff, some more than others. The track in was totally sketch, and even worse on […]
We got together with some people for Thanksgiving!
I never seem to get good photos on Halloween. Maybe I need a new camera!
Nice overnight trip down to the Escalante River to hike Neon. We tried to do the same route from years ago, but missed it a bit. Sill got the meat of the canyon however.
Every year Kari and I take a weekend away for our anniversary. We usually go alone, but this year the kids came and we decided to hike Mt Nebo. Bit of a grinder up, but beautiful and we basically had the place to ourselves. On the way down we got a couple pics of the […]
We still love our wood burning stove and harvesting our own fuel, so yep again did we head off into the Uintas with friends. Every year it gets easier and quicker (for various reasons), but this year the kids really put in the effort and helped. We also got a second chainsaw – a brand […]
The Park City Nordic Club set up a running race series to help with some of the lost revenue due to canceled events this summer. Tegan doesn’t really like running all that much, but she’s all in on the Nordic team and keeping up on training. There were a total of three races – or […]
Tory’s soccer team particpated in the Wasatch Classic soccer tournament this past week, and wellwaddayaknow – they won it all. Champs in their division. Fun fact, they won this same tournament two years ago. Given my non-proflicncess in posting lately, it’s probably not documented here.
Last winter, Kari and I partnered with Mel and Jarrett to purchased a lot near Eagle Point ski resort. It’s a bare half acre in the Tusher mountains covered in trees and accessed by a dirt road. The plan is to eventually build a cabin and have a place to ski and snowmobile away from […]
We weren’t sure it was going to happen, but school is back in person here in Park City. The kids are very excited to get back to school – so very different from the past few years…
We run the A/B sections of the Green River below the Flaming Gorge dam every year, and this was no exception. I mean, it should have been the exception, but this summer turned out to be more normal that I would have guessed back in April. The Stoughtons were along, as well as Mel, Jarrett, […]
Tory and Tegan are year round nordic nerds (a Maile term), and they killed it climbing Timp. Not that I was there with them…
We’ve gone every year for the last 3 or 4 years so let’s post it up again! This year the water was pretty low for an early July trip. We celebrated July 4th with burgers and costume night. Everybody lived and had a good time. Trip atendees: DeFords McKains Linnehans (multiple families) Sophia Taite
Kari and the kids headed back to Minnesota for the nuptials of Tracy and Matt. I didn’t go for… reasons so I won’t have too much commentary on what transpired. Photos make it appear that everyone had a good time.
We’ve been looking to step up our rafting game a bit, and got a lucky invitation to run Hells Canyon with some new friends. This is a run with a couple of class 4 rapids, and some bigger class two and threes. Clear, crisp water and some new folks made for a great trip. Remind […]
This was a three day backpack trip down a portion of Death Hollow. We started in Escalante, went up over the top and dropped into DH. Then went right up the Escalante. Fun, wet trip with Trey and Paula. Lots of poison ivy, but thankfully nobody contracted it. I actually got one little bump or […]
Wonderful day in a harder than normal canyon. Used the water trap on the final rappel.
A long time ago Kari and I counted backpacking as a thing we did. We weren’t great at it nor did we do it a lot, but once we had kids it became an activity left behind. Fast-forward 12 years and we’re back at it! Tory and Tegan are both more than capable of hiking […]
School’s back in session. Everyone resume normal life scheduled.
Second half of our Minnesota trip at my folks place in Battle Lake. Sarah and Freddie were there for most of the time, and Jeff showed up later in the week. The weather was meh, but we still got out to fish, hit Granny’s in BL, and have a fish fry. Here’s the pics:
Grandpa Gary and Grandma Pat both turned 70 this year and that means it was time to party! Tracy, Kari, and Jarrett arranged a weekend at Barn Again in Mondovi – we stayed in the Barn and partied on the patio and in the bar. It was a very fun weekend of too much eating […]
We keep coming back to the Desolation / Gray section of the Green River every year because the permits are easy to get. And it’s also an awesome trip. This year we were joined by The DeFords (Josh, Heather, Serisa, Aliya); The Linehans (Jerr, Hilary, Knute, Finn) Paula and Trey The water was a bit […]
Up until recently the kids were not so keen on mountain biking. It’s understandable really – the bikes made for kids are heavy (especially relative to their weight, geared inefficiently, and have generally lousy components. But the biggest reason is that mountain biking is simply hard in a way that other sports are not. It […]
It’s becoming an annual tradition for us to host Easter, thankfully we love doing it. The weather wasn’t spectacular, but given the forecast Kari was claiming all week (torrential downpour all day) it turned out pretty okay. We weren’t stuck indoors and the kids got to hunt eggs in the back yard. Looking forward to […]
Slideanide is a canyon that our family has done in the past, but we thought it would be a great place to bring some first-timers and some folks that were ready for a step up. The DeFords have been adventuring with us for quite some time but haven’t canyoned much beyond the Leprechauns. It was […]
We ended an epic weekend with a slightly easier canyon, or a mix of two canyons commonly referred to as Epic Blarney. It’s basically a hike up the East fork, and a decent of the West. Joining us were Jarrett and his friends Jeremiah and Scott; Paula and Trey; and Brian Kahn and his son […]
Tory’s good friend Jeremiah’s family has spent most of the winter in the Florida Keys. They us all down for spring break – but it was simply too cost prohibitive for all of us to go. So Tory flew down by himself. I’ll say this – the first time you put a child on a […]
Lot’s of canyoneering this spring. This is the day we descended Monkey Business in North Wash! Along for the ride: Zif, Barb, Lily, & Sarah; Ram;
Final races of the year – two days at Soldier Hollow; Classic on day one, skate racing day two. I’m adding these photos way after the fact so I’m not quite sure what to say. Both kids did very well, raced hard and got their butts kicked a little by the course. Soldier Hollow is […]
It used to happen once in a while – I’d forget to post for a few months here and there. Over the years as the kids get older and it’s harder to keep up and get photos, I’ve dropped off even more. If you take a look at the dates, it’s been over a year […]
Another annual tradition is spending a few days in the Bear River Yurt system with the McKains. This year we spent 3 nights, each in a different location. Day 1 was spent at Lilly Lake; Day 2 at Ridge; Day 3 at East Fork; Yes it’s a lot of travel and pulling heavy gear but […]
So I had to look up how to spell twelfth. I tried twelveth but that’s clearly wrong, indicated by the red dotted line below it. Anywhoo… Tory turned twelve this year and celebrated with friends Jeremiah, Christian, Sophia, and Talon. Kari found a bowling alley and arcade down in Salt Lake and it was a […]
Tegan celebrated her birthday by taking some friends to the Midway Ice Castles on opening night. There were a ton of people there but it sure was neat! She brought Manon, Morgan, and Ella along, and they all slept over after eating ice cream and watching a movie: