Diana's Throne Canyon, canyoneering

We love canyoneering! We've always loved hiking, now climbing and rappeling, so canyoneering just combines them. It was definitely more adventurous than just hiking or climbing and SO fun to figure out how to get over/under/around obstacles. Allen and I did Diana's Throne Canyon, outside of Kanab, Utah, and had a blast. It was a beautiful slot canyon with a series of 8 different rappels, ranging from 15-60 feet. There wasn't any water in the canyon this time (and I'm so glad)! We had to take off our packs sometimes to squeeze through places, or to jump, climb, or slide down. We can't wait to find our next canyoneering route, probably in Zion!


































The canyon is down in the shadow and it was quite the hike back up, in sand. 


Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Tour of our RV, Sierra 35Loft by Forest River

Here is a peak into our rolling home, while we're boondocking on gorgeous land above Buena Vista, CO. Video tour of our Sierra 35Loft.

In case you're bored, here is our tour from 2010. It looks NOTHING like it did back then. :)
RV tour for fulltime families. Tour of RV for fulltime RVing families. 



Friday, August 24, 2018
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8th Nomadiversary!

We usually celebrate our Nomadiversary with cake, but this year Allen and I were in HAWAII, hitting our state #49!! :) We had a great time visiting Josh, who is stationed on the Marine base there, and it was fun having him there for our 8th Nomadiversary! So instead of cake on the couch, we hiked up a volcano! Diamond Head overlooks Waikiki and Honolulu. (I know what you're thinking and yes, we need to hit Alaska soon!!)

   
See? We do love our cake. :) Though once we made apple crisp instead. It was harder to get the truck and RV on that. :)
   
Where have we gone in 8 years? Most everywhere! We still have no idea where 2018 will take us, which is just where we like to go! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Truck hiking, Camp Verde AZ

We found a cool sounding climbing spot on mountainproject.com, so we took off following the directions. We've learned that climbers aren't always very specific in the "how to get there" part of the directions, the drives or the hikes. (The climbing routes? Tons of info!) :)  So this day turned into a "truck hike" - the likes of which our brand new truck had not (should not have) experienced yet. The exact description was: "a relatively driveable road labeled as FS 136 leading to a short foot approach. High clearance vehicles recommended but my buddy did it in a Subaru." Well, his buddy was crazy. :) We ended up on the road for an hour because it was too tight to turn around our giant, long bed truck. Once we finally found a spot, of course we had the bumpy hour drive back. At least it was a beautiful day for a beautiful, if crazy, drive!

Many water crossings. Pretty though.
Surrounded by great views in this Camp Verde/Cottonwood area, south of Sedona.
The truck handled a lot of branches, but fortunately it was only dust and it cleaned right up! That sure made Allen happy.
Check out the video we posted on Facebook too. :)

Friday, November 24, 2017
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Climbing above Shoshone Falls

On our way west toward Oregon, we stopped in Twin Falls to do some climbing in the beautiful Snake River Canyon. Allen found this climb, Over the Falls at the Prow, and it was indeed high above the Shoshone Falls. So we had a pretty hike and gorgeous views in our (fortunately) shady spot at the base of the cliff.

Matt sport climbed up to set the anchors. He's becoming a great climber! Then we top roped. Margie: 
Matt: 
Allen:
Lizzy even climbed, possibly against her will. :) 
Then we headed over to view the falls from the front.
See our cliff on the top right? 
We climbed right up there. :) 
Our view from both sides. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017
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