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A wild life is a joyful life when you're in it together

 

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Welcome to Rugged Family Adventures, a unique blog here for you to explore. Spending time together as a family in the great outdoors has added such value to our lives, and we love having the opportunity to share our passions and thoughts with our loyal readers. We hope this blog inspires you to get outdoors too! Read on, and enjoy.

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Taking a break on the Kokopelli
Taking a break on the Kokopelli

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Tom and Andrew
Tom and Andrew

Just finished the FibARK Marathon Paddle

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Day 36 8/6/21 The Last Day

The last day of our adventure did not disappoint, both with joy and challenge. We woke up to more rain and then a large thunderstorm...

Day 34 8/4/21

Day 34 8/4/21 A nice morning at Colter bay with a 20 mile ride to Jenny lake. We are leaving the Divide Route today for good as we go on...

Day 35 8/5/21

Our last full day is a zero here at Jenny Lake. Of course a zero is never really a zero and we once again had a 5.30 alarm to get over to...

Day 33 8/3/21

Our last hard biking day today and this morning it seemed like it was going to be a hard one for sure! Starting at 8 pm the night before,...

Day 32 8/2/21

Today rain was predicted at 80% starting by 9 am so we were up at 5.30 yet again and moving and packing. We got breakfast from the snack...

Day 31 8/1/21

One month in for our trip and what a day! Another 5.30 am alarm to get an early start before the roads got too busy. Crys even got...

Day 30 7/31/21

Today we left the Divide Route to head over to West Yellowstone. There is no route defined to go to west Yellowstone so we consulted...

Day 29 7/30/21

Another amazing morning waking up in the wildlife refuge. The clacking of the sandhill cranes woke us up and we were off pedaling by...

Day 28 7/29/21

The cacophony of birds slowly brought me to consciousness as the sun rose behind the mountains to start burning off the mist settled in...

Day 27 7/28/21

Day 27 7/28/21 Tough nights sleep with no ac and no cross ventilation. Eventually I opened the door which helped a lot although the...

Day 26 7/27/21

Beautiful morning with a great sunrise and no alarm to get us up since it was a fast day to a small town. We got rolling by 8 am and it...

Day 25 7/26/21

The food was excellent from thebar and the beers cold. We had a Nice talk with the local principal of the achool in a neighboring town....

Day 24 7/25/21

A really good stay last night at the Grasshopper Inn. Breakfast and a latish start at 8.30 but with 33 miles mostly lightly down hill, it...

GDMBR day 22 7/23/21

The burning in my throat and nostrils combined with the acrid smell of smoke permeated my consciousness hours before Tom’s 5 am alarm...

GDT Day 4

Segment: Whitefish,MT to Big Fork, Montana Distance traveled today: 44.4 miles total Total trail miles: 122 miles We headed out of our...

GDMBR day 21 7/22/21

Miles Ridden: 39.1 Elevation gained: 3,169 feet Segment: Butte, MT to Divide Bridge Campground After spending three days off in Butte, it...

Day 22 7/23/21

Over the past several weeks we have had very smokey skies and today we were coming to the cause of it. The Alder Creek fire has been...

Day 20 7/21/21

Sara’s 12th birthday today! We all slept in until 8 am and then hotel breakfast followed by some gear shopping for Sara as birthday...

Day 21 7/22/21

Three weeks in to our trip now! We had a 38 mile day, 4000 ft climb today. Today at the 30 mile mark we had a decision to make - the main...

GDMBR day 15 and 16 7/17/21

Miles ridden: About 38 Elevation gained: 2,700 ish Segment: Helena, MT to Boulder, MT After an incredible and unexpected zero day in...

 

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