by Harley McAllister
If you are interested in exploring some of the Mt Rainier backcountry this summer but were slow to make your plans - then you are in luck! Their online reservation system crashed and so all permits will be handed out in a first-come first-served manner this year. This includes the ever popular Wonderland Trail.
If we had not already made plans for Yosemite and Glacier this summer, I know where we would be headed! Take advantage and learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/wilderness-permit.htm
By Abby McAllister
Well, I've known it all along but now everyone in Spokane will know it too...My husband is "a beautiful thing to watch." That's right, according to Rich Landers of The Spokesman Review in a recent blog post, watching my husband pull a fellow boater back into the raft he had been ejected from was a beautiful thing to watch.
Over the weekend Harley went out on the Spokane River with Peak 7 Adventures to participate in their guide training. It was a cold, wet and wild weekend but great fun was had by all. Check out the rescue sequence caught by Rich Landers at his blog and enjoy some of the photos taken by Peak 7 Adventures volunteers below! (He's the one with the yellow helmet with a go-pro on top!)
photo credits Peak 7 Adventures
We have some really great news for you today! As you may know if you've been reading along the last few weeks, we are counting down to this weekend when we are celebrating the release of our guide to all the parks in Utah. Today we announce the next two countdown items for your enjoyment:
First, our guide book "Utah's Big 5 National Parks with Kids" goes on sale starting tomorrow! We will be selling this guide book on Amazon on sale this weekend only. We are in the prime planning time for a summer vacation to Utah so go grab the book while it's on sale.
Also in anticipation of this launch we had the opportunity to be guest speakers on "The Familyman Podcast with Todd Wilson". Todd is all about encouraging men to be better fathers and better husbands, and we found a lot of common ground in our desire to help parents plan memorable and exciting family vacations. So if you want to be encouraged and get motivated to plan an epic family vacation, tune in to the podcast and let us know what you think! (Harley's segment starts around 13:13 minutes)
Check in tomorrow at www.nationalparkswithkids.com for our final family memories of our time in the Utah parks and we hope you find inspiration to start your own journey!
Harley & Abby McAllister
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