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A Weekend to Remember: Rafting the American River

Last weekend brought a new adventure. I had never been whitewater rafting before in my life, so when the opportunity arose as a Scout family outing, we jumped at the chance.  It was a first for my younger boy and daughters as well, as the two younger ones were too young for a trip to… Continue reading A Weekend to Remember: Rafting the American River

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Backpacking Los Angeles: Hoegees Camp and Spruce Grove

I love the great outdoors.  As I hike over five miles at least once a week, I can probably consider myself an avid hiker.  There isn’t much that I enjoy more than being out in nature. That said, I have never been on a backpacking trip before. I have been camping, but I have never… Continue reading Backpacking Los Angeles: Hoegees Camp and Spruce Grove