Children on the River, 10/1 and 10/8
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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Children on the River, 10/1 and 10/8 on 10/10/2011 00:47:00 MDT Print View

Here's the link to a brief report...

http://sweepingthegarden.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/children-on-the-river-10111-and-10811/

Be warned: There is no talk or photos of gear, mileage, adventure, physical prowess or proclamations of self-ascribed of bada$$ness (seemingly an outdoor blog staple), or anything worth arguing about. I don't think I even mention a location in the post (East Fork, San Gabriel River- my quick, backyard go-to). Just slowtime spent in the woods with my kids. Nothing about the "how" of it, everything about the "why".

Ok, one tidbit on gear: After two nights use so far, my Exped Synmat UL7 is really comfortable.

So far I'm 2/2 on weekend overnights in October! Going for 4/4...Plans for an SUL running solo next weekend.

Edited by xnomanx on 10/10/2011 09:09:41 MDT.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re:Children on the River, 10/1 and 10/8 on 10/10/2011 17:23:23 MDT Print View

Great stuff, Craig. Much more important than any "epic adventure" will ever be (although I suspect in the years to come your kids will come to realize just how epic this was).

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Children on the River, 10/1 and 10/8 on 10/10/2011 17:26:33 MDT Print View

Very, very sweet writeup Craig. As I like to say: lucky kids, lucky dad.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Cute kids! on 10/10/2011 17:30:59 MDT Print View

Cute dog!!!

That's the way to do it, Craig! You have some outdoor partners for life!s

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
Great on 10/13/2011 09:52:39 MDT Print View

My favorite line, "Who gives a s#!t how expensive that jacket was; you'd be a fool to try and stop a kid from being a kid."