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…J-Man turning 3!

Birthday Graphics


Where has the time gone?!?! I feel like I just brought the little dude home. We have had so many wonderful adventures with J-Man and as he gets older each adventure takes on a new spin. He is able to do more, comprehend more and express his likes and dislikes more. (sometimes that can be a bad thing. 😉 ) It’s such an amazing experience and we look forward to so many more adventures with him.

Reflecting back on some of the adventures with J-Man…


His first hike at 6 weeks old


2 week camping trip at 3 months in Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP


2 weeks in the Pacific Northwest at 5 months


First tent camping trip at the Grand Canyon at 7 months


A trip to the Superstition Mountains in Arizona at 11 months


Visiting Grand Teton NP again at 16 months
(trip report


At 17 months his first backpacking trip in Glacier National Park
(trip report)


First time sledding


2nd birthday in Death Valley with a side trip to Valley of Fire, NV
(trip report)


Summer hike in Professor Creek – Moab
(trip report)


2 weeks on the Oregon Coast
(trip report)


Hiked his first 14,000ft+ mountain, Handies Peak, at 2yrs 4 months
(trip report)


Visiting his 10th national park at 2 years 5 months – Black Canyon of the Gunnison


Thanksgiving trip to Valley of Fire and the winning photo of the free Yeti ‘Roadie’ Cooler
(trip report)


One of numerous hikes in Arches NP
(trip report)



And now here we are today celebrating 3 years of wonderful memories, experiences and looking forward to so much more.


Happy Birthday, our Adventure Tyke!!!




  1. Happiest of days to J-man! Here’s to many more awesome adventures in the year ahead!

  2. Happy birthday J-man! The photos of your awesome adventures are…well, they’re awesome!

  3. Great photos! I love seeing parents taking their little ones out and getting the kids exposed to the outdoors.

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