Climbing the Mammoth Crest with My Son

Nathan as we approach the crest and the scrambling/climbing part of this hike

Yesterday, I shared some further thoughts on hiking with my daughter. Before I leave behind my summer vacation, I thought I might share a couple photos of a hike I took with my son, Nathan. We were vacationing in Mammoth Lakes, California, a High Sierra town known especially for its excellent skiing. But this is [Read More...]

Teaching My Daughter How to Hike: Further Evidence

Kara hiking along a creek near Mammoth Lakes, California.

A few days ago, I put up a post about teaching my daughter how to hike. These lessons happened when she was a young girl. Now, on the cusp of adulthood, Kara is sill a great hiker. And she still likes to lead the pack. I have proof from our recent vacation:     [Read more...]

Teaching My Daughter How to Hike – Did I Do a Bad Thing?

On a hike with Kara along Rock Creek in the eastern Sierra of California

Years ago, I taught my daughter how to be a “good” hiker. But, in the process, did I do a bad thing? I have always loved hiking. I don’t need to dangle from ropes, trudge for miles with a hefty backpack, or scale Mt. Everest. But I enjoy getting out into nature, walking on quiet [Read More...]

As Father’s Day Approaches . . . “Lunch with Dad”

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As Father’s Day approaches, I recommend a touching piece by Dena Dyer, called “Lunch with Dad.” Dena is one of the editors of The High Calling. Here’s how her story begins: “Can I take you to lunch?” Dad asks. “Your mom has an art class, and I’m driving over with her.” I look down at [Read More...]


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