How to Motivate Kids While Hiking

We love hiking with our kids. But, sometimes it can be a challenge. They have tiny legs and are just learning how to push through discomfort for a greater reward…like a waterfall or amazing view. So with some trial and error we present to you, our top tips for motivating kids while hiking. To start…

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Moss Landing

One of our favorite places to kayak is Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, CA. The Slough is home to tons of birds, otters, fish, and tons of other wildlife. There is so much to do in Moss Landing you can easily fill up an entire weekend. In this post we will take a dive into…

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Grant’s Grove

Trail Info GPS Coordinates 36.7467° N, 118.9729° W Paved road to paved parking lot. Good for large vehicles such as RV/Bus. Trail Type Loop Distance & Terrain .5 miles, 29 ft elevation gain Easy paved trail. There are large bathrooms near the parking lot. Tons of great info at the trial head. Great walk for…

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Big Basin Redwoods in the Winter

This park is near and dear to my heart. Every time I come here it feels like I’m coming home. You see, I grew up coming to this park. This was my families ‘go to’ place. We would drive up after school on Friday, set up camp and spend all weekend in the Redwoods. I…

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Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

One particularly early morning, Erik had a doctors appointment. So we all piled in the car and went with him. The kids and I hung out in the car while daddy did his appointment. Afterward we wanted to shake off those doctor vibes, and the best way to do that? Go adventuring, of course! We…

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