Hi Folks, and welcome to my site.  If you are anything like me, then I bet you often find yourself trapped within a daily routine that leaves you burned out.  

A typical week... Let's not even talk about Monday, lets just skip right over that!  Get up on a Tuesday morning from a less than adequate nights sleep only to race around and get ready for work.   You rush out that door and race the slew of other hurried motorists to get to that wonderful and fulfilling day job. Can you feel my sarcasm here? When the day job is over you get into that evening traffic jam where traffic goes slow enough that you might just spot a few of the same glum faces that you saw throughout the day.  You get home, you enjoy your family for a bit, you get some sleep, only to start the routine again with Wednesday.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Well, I have found my escape and that is what this site is all about.  One Friday after a long hard and stressful week, I came home from work, and I told my daughter that I was going to disappear for a day.  She looked at me puzzled, "What are you talking about?" she asked.  I told her "I am going to get lost in the woods tomorrow, I will be back Sunday afternoon" and then I asked her if she wanted to come.  She looked at me as if I was crazy, and said "no thanks".  It was after this short little overnight backpacking adventure that I realized how amazingly well just being out in nature resets me. I found that the trail is my pathway to bliss!!!

Since that discovery, I have been trying to regularly get out into the wilderness, as well as working on trying to get the kids involved which is an adventure all of its own.  This is why I have created this website!  I want to share the adventure, the lessons, the screw ups, and the fun.  Stay tuned for posts and videos of my/our adventures.  I plan to post trip reports, gear reviews, as well as tips and tricks.

I hope you enjoy the site.


Chris (Chipper)

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