Why Unfinished Trails?

Why Unfinished Trails?

 

There are a lot of unfinished trails in my life these days. We get to the trailhead, gear up and get on the trail, but we don’t usually get that far before. As with any activity the more we do it the better we get, but there are always unfinished trails.

There are a ton of “outdoor family” or “adventure family” blogs out there, so why this one? Most outdoor blogs show off family adventures in a breathless, sparklingly clean light of peaks, success, and fun. The reality, or at least my reality, has been that outdoor family adventure is a messy, frustrating, and challenging experience interspersed with moments of pure bliss and joy!

This site explores the reality of outdoor adventure with kids, the upsides, and the downsides. I want to look at the successful summits and incredible views without hiding those days when you only hike 100m from the car, or when you pack up the campsite in the middle of the night because everyone is wet and no one is sleeping.

Life is messy, frustrating, and still fun. Let’s explore it together!