Our newest book in our series on taking kids to the National Parks will be released tomorrow, June 1st! Adventuring With Kids: Glacier National Park will be available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Mountaineers Books, and at many local book sellers that you can find at IndieBound.com.
Also, if you'd like to hear a 30 minute presentation on our best tips for taking kids to the parks, together with some specific recommendations for the parks that we've written about, come by the Barnes & Noble in Spokane Valley, WA this Saturday June 2nd. See you there!
They spawn in the lake and then die, providing a veritable feast for scavengers as they head into the depths of winter.
If you are familiar with this area, Higgens Point is one of the more accessible and popular viewing areas. Or, head to the Wolf Lodge exit on I-90 and take Hwy 97 south along the shore of the lake. Any of the parking areas and viewpoints in this area of the lake can provide a place to see these stunning birds, but if you are interested in a map and even a video to help you find the best spots, then the Spokesman Review's Outdoors Blog has some great information that you can find by following this link.
The huge snowpack from this winter has been slow to recede this cool spring, and so Silver Mountain if offering a unique opportunity to ski and ride their trails this Memorial Weekend, and Dave Smith motors is paying for your lift ticket if you come up on Saturday. Not bad! The weather is forecasted to be great, there is still plenty of snow, and 80% of the mountain bike trails have been cleared to provide plenty of terrain for both activities. The full bike park won’t be open but there is still 3400 feet of vertical to descend, and most of the skiing will be off of Chair 2. Check out their website here for more details.
This is a chance to pick up used gear at bargain prices, and it is the largest event of its kind in the entire region. It is coming up in just 10 days over October 29-30th at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. So, if you are looking to find good deals on some equipment for your family, check out their website for more information: http://skipatrolskiswap.com/
Small but mighty...that's how we think of Kings Canyon National Park. Although it is small on the scale of nearby Yosemite NP, it has some incredibly beautiful spots that shouldn't be missed. We found beautiful falls, peaceful trails that were completely un-populated, and the most stunning meadow I have ever seen. Don't pass on Kings Canyon NP because it is small-it is worth the effort. Head over to our Kings Canyon NP inspiration gallery to check out some of our favorite moments and places.
By Abby McAllister
So...we don't blog much in the summer...that's because we're too busy being outside! Duh! I am in between trips at the moment and am struggling to get photos downloaded, sorted, edited and posted. I recently shared on FB our gallery of photos from Pinnacles NP and today got photos from Sequoia NP up. You can find the inspiration galleries for each park under our "trip reports" tab above and then under the "National Parks" tab or by clicking the green linked text above. We loved our time in California and will be posting more photos from the other parks as soon as we quit playing outdoors and find the time to get in front of the computer again!
Harley & Abby McAllister
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