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

 

WELCOME TO RUGGED FAMILY ADVENTURES

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.

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

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Day 17 7/18/21

The Wedding party went well into the night and it sounded like they had a good time. The music finally stopped around 11 pm and we were...

Day 16 7/17/21

We made it to Boulder! Montana… not colorado! We got up as the alarm went off and Sara came in from the camper where she and andrew...

Day 15 7/16/21

Slept in until 7 am and then ate hotel breakfast and headed over to Dawn and Scott. They had an extra car and let Crys and I run our...

GDMBR day 13 7/14/21

Today was defined by extremes: challenges, pushing physical limits, human kindness and the generosity Of strangers. The morning started...

Day 14 7/16/21

With our hearts and our bikes light, we got an early start and we were pedaling by 6.30 to beat the heat. Before we knew it we were...

Day 13 7/14/21

How a day ends out here can be so different from how the day transpired. The morning was a 6 am wake up and pack and over to the...

GDMBR day 11 7/12/21

Segment: Ovando to reservoir lake camp Distance ridden: 28 miles Elevation gain: 3,000 feet After a great sleep at the Ovando in. We...

Day 12 7/13/21

At 5 am the rain started and I quickly scuttled out to closes panniers, collect clothes, and stake out the vestibules. We have only seen...

Day 11 7/12/21

A really great day. I struggled to not wake everyone up too early this morning but by 6 am I was moving around and we all started to get...

GDT day 10 7/11/21

Segment: Seeley Lake to Ovando Total distance ridden: 28.5 miles (26.5 trail miles +2 miles from Seeley lake back To the route)....

Day 10 7/11/21

A 6 am breakfast at the diner and fast departure to beat the heat. Smoke from the fires were all around us but we were all ready to move...

Day 9 7/10/21

Wow! What a campsite last night! Loons calling across the lake at sunset and sunrise. Fish rising and jumping. So scenic! Another 3000 ft...

Day 8 7/9/21

Early morning again with coffee and grits. On the bikes again at 7.15, which seems to be our starting time. Some fast and fun grassy...

GDT day 7 7/8/22

Distance ridden: 20 miles Elevation gained: 2,300 feet Segment: cedar creek informal campground to stealth campsite at Cold creek lakes...

Day 7 7/8/21

Swan river was a nice ‘informal’ camp right on the river. Just a classic primitive campsite. With the cold river, we woke up with a fair...

GDT day 6 7/7/21

Segment: Big Fork, MT to Cedar Creek campsite Miles ridden: 37 total Cumulative trail miles: 154 mile Elevation climbed: 3,800 ft The...

Day 6 7/7/21

Another early rise to try to beat the heat. I was up at 5 and started coffee and getting thing collected. The rest of the crew started...

GDT Day 5 7/6/21

Zero day in Big Fork. Yesterday evening we realized that we’d made a significant miscalculation in the plan for today. We only looked at...

Day 5 7/6/21

Zero day today. We all slept in this morning ( me until 6 am and Sara until 9.30!) then packed and headed down the road for breakfast. We...

GDT Day 4 7/5/2021

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

 

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