Category Archives: The Adventures of Little Bear

Echo Park

The water would have been right up there. It’s a thought that hovers 500 feet overhead and permeates what would otherwise be an overly lucent place, a pinch of silt dissolved in a pint of champagne. Echo Park was named … Continue reading

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Those Needles

The Colorado Plateau has endless hidden corners, more than can be understood in one human life, but from the distance of inexperience most of them seem like variations on a theme.  And rock and sand and emaciated vegetation can only … Continue reading

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You gotta ask

Because sometimes you might get lucky, this time they might say yes. Especially in Arizona, where snow passes on like doubt over lunch options. We’d never stayed at Indian Gardens, a mere 4.5 miles from and 3k below the South … Continue reading

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20 months

What have we learned in the last 20 months? That when Little Bear is outside most of each day, every day, life is pretty simple.  His appetite for motion is insatiable, and the world of streets and four walls doesn’t … Continue reading

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The tranquil and ridiculous

The Colorado Plateau specializes in blending the sublime and the ridiculous, the tranquil and the absurd.  The rules one finds elsewhere in nature generally apply, but in the high desert are often bent, to the point of breaking.  Canyons get … Continue reading

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Osprey Poco AG; my final word

A quality kid carrying backpack is essential for infant and toddler parents who like to hike and backpack. They’re more stable, safer, more comfortable, and less sweaty than any front carrier, and if built on a good suspension open up … Continue reading

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Zion

Unlike so many places, it is well named, especially for the 21st century bourgeois dilletante “adventurer”. Namely, us. We did well last year to so thoroughly associate the backpack with fun.  LB loves hiking, occasionally requests to get back in … Continue reading

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Chaco

We saw it many times, from miles and miles away, but I always dismissed it.  Canyon country has plenty of odd lumps in the rimrock, and the trail was just sandy enough to be slow, the day just sunny enough … Continue reading

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Little Bear, brand ambassador

I’m very excited to announce that, in partnership with the evil genius’ over at Backbone Media in Carbondale, Little Bear will shortly become the very first in Yeti’s new line of toddler product ambassadors.  As the following video, shot on … Continue reading

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That lesson learned again

Car camping still isn’t, but there we were in the old orchards when the turkey attack happened. I still don’t like paying for camping, but that’s a big change from a decade ago, when I almost always went to absurd … Continue reading

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