Category Archives: Mini Adventures

short excursions and/or adventures that may or may not involve hiking, but include interaction with the great outdoors

“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (California)

April 11-12, 2019 As we were unable to pay for our site at Yosemite National Park’s Wawona Campground  the night before, we waited for the park aide to open the entrance station.  Seeing as Ethan (our #VanLife friend) is a medically … Continue reading

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“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (California)

April 9-10, 2019 As we rejoined the I-97 southbound from our failed attempt to peruse Crater Lake National Park in its state of snowy wonder, we considered heading to Squaw Valley to ski for a couple of days, then thought … Continue reading

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“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (Oregon)

April 8-9, 2019 After leaving Crystal Mountain we weaved our way en route to Crater Lake, Oregon with hopes of visiting for a day or two, and hiking a portion of the rim in snow shoes.  Knowing that we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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An “Ikonic” Winter – Part III

April 3 – April 5, 2019 Upon leaving Utah, we pushed toward Washington and the Columbia River Gorge to visit with our friends Brian and Jody (aka “sidekick”) who had recently moved to Salmon River Washington. We exited Utah and … Continue reading

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An “Ikon-ic” Winter – Part II

March 26 – April 4, 2019   We left home early enough in the morning (which required a nap on my part) to make it to the Park City Home Depot and pick up our aluminum diamond plated Lund storage … Continue reading

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An “Ikon-ic” Winter – Part I

As summer begins to wain, and Fall and Winter will be soon upon us, I realized that I have failed to post this past Winter’s excursion(s).  So before next winter sets upon us and we do a “re-boot” on our … Continue reading

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Potato Chip Rock

So this post is a little past due, but relevant all the same. Walking/hiking adventures don’t have to be lengthy in distance or time, but preferably purposeful and memorable. This “short” little jaunt checked all the boxes, especially having been … Continue reading

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