Hike To Willow Creek Falls in Wildernest, Colorado

Hiking season has begun! The trails are finally dry (well, at least 97% dry), and there have been many sunny days that beckon me outside. Today, there was rain in the forecast for the afternoon (and then the rest of the week), so I wanted to squeeze in a hike before it was too late….

Happy Father’s Day, Don!

We are so lucky to have Don in our life! He is such a great dad to Gabe, Isaac, and Jadyn. He loves them each individually, and thinks about how to encourage them and build them up uniquely. He models such faith, generosity, sacrifice, excellence, and fun! Like I said, we are lucky! We had…

Our Kids Are Our Joy

  We just finished up another snowboarding nationals here in Breckenridge, Colorado. Kid and adult competitors from all over the country come here to compete in different disciplines. Our kids raced in BoarderX and sent tricks off Slopestyle jumps and rails. When we first started snowboarding, the kids were little. The three of them would…

Summer Recap 2018

  We chose to stay close to home this summer for the first time in years! We wanted the kids to experience many lazy, boring days to recharge and hang with friends. And we wanted to take advantage of the hikes and experiences around Summit County, Colorado, one of the best places in the country…

Anniversary Trip to Kauai

We blinked. And all of a sudden we’ve been married for 20 years! There’s nothing like teens to mark the passing of time in inches grown, but it’s still hard to believe that Don and I have walked this journey together for so many years. We decided to celebrate with 10 days alone in Kauai,…

Hike Everyday

Do you ever get cabin fever? Don and I seem to get it every day in the summer. You know, when the screen starts to blur and the blue skies are magnetically pulling you away from your desk. We can only withstand it for so long, and then we decide to close the computers, grab…

My Season…

Originally posted on Isaac Dalrymple:
Ugh, it’s that time of year again. Mud season. Depressing. All of the major resorts are closing. All of the snow is melting. All of the shops are shutting down. As much as this seems to suck, I’m getting to look back and see how much I have progressed this…

Summertime 2017

As we approach another summer, I start to reflect on last summer. We decided to head East for a long road trip again. We wanted to defrost, visit some historical sites, and reconnect with old friends. We were able to see all of mine and Don’s family members in Texas and Louisiana before heading towards…

Our Trip – Oral Story

Originally posted on Jadyn Dalrymple:
Almost 5 years ago, my dad told us that we had one month to sell everything we had, leave our home, and travel around the western United States. I was seven at the time and didn’t totally know what was going on. But I didn’t want to leave because I…

Off Grid

Our family spent the last two nights with some of our best friends at Francie’s Cabin, a 10th Mountain Division Hut, here just up the road in Breckenridge, CO. It’s amazing how much you need to prepare to sleep just a few miles away! But since it was a 2 mile hike up, we needed…

Urban Hiking

If you haven’t seen Gabe’s video with his mad editing skills, check out the Freejourners video here. He did a rapid fire great job sharing about some of our adventures over the last 4+ years. We are in a different chapter of life now. Sonya and I are so grateful for the adventures we went…