Nature: Camping

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Four Short Hikes for Children on the Big Sur Coast

Two waterfalls, a sandy cove and forest ruins – how’s that for a healthy break? Better known for its steep cliffs plunging dramatically into the ocean, the Big Sur Coast is also fantastic hiking terrain when you’re traveling with young children. Since the coast is narrow, you can find easy hikes with a big reward […]

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Ready at the trailhead

Summer Backpacking Gear: Part 1

Last year we took our girls backpacking in the high country of the Yosemite National Park: destination, Young Lakes. For this 5.5-mile (one way) trip, we completely renewed most of our backpacking equipment: tent, sleeping bags, cooking gear, stove, you name it. The last time we had backpacked as a family was in 2009 when […]

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10 Reasons You Should Take Your Kids to Henry W. Coe State Park

10 Reasons You Should Take Your Kids to Henry W. Coe State Park

Fording creeks at Henry W. Coe. Photo by Frog Mom The second largest California state park, Henry W. Coe State Park is also largely ignored from the general public. At 87,000 acres, it is twice the size of the District of Columbia, could be a national park in other parts of the US, and yet […]

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Camping Report: Kids’ Breakfast Ideas

Camping Report: Kids’ Breakfast Ideas

Time for breakfast! Photo by C.G. The picture above show a French mom’s dream breakfast for kids: fresh fruit, whole grains and a touch of indulgence. You got your vitamins, proteins, fibers and lipids too. Since we go camping a lot, breakfast is always a meal I like to get right. After all, isn’t breakfast the […]

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Family backpacking trip to the West Point Inn on Mount Tamalpais

Family backpacking trip to the West Point Inn on Mount Tamalpais

A cabin with a view. Photo by Frog Mom The Mount Tamalpais’ West Point Inn was one of my dreams for a long time – the historic stopover for passengers on the gravity car that snaked on the trails of the crookedest railroad in the world to the top of Mt Tam is a must […]

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