Terra Firma Adventures

HIKING WITH KIDS

What Is A Good Age To Start Taking Your Child Hiking?

What Is A Good Age To Start Taking Your Child Hiking?

I have talked to several friends that have young kids and they have asked me when they should start to take their kid(s) hiking? Hiking is a fun and easy way to expose young children to the outdoors, and if your willing to do all of the work, they can begin hiking before they can [...]

May 22, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS 2

Goecaching, For the First Time

Goecaching, For the First Time

Last week I was listening to the outdoor podcast and I came across an episode about Geocaching. It sounded interesting and seemed like something I could easily do with my daughters. I went to the geocaching.com website and did a quick search by inputting my zipcode, and what to you know… a cache was supposed to be within walking [...]

May 14, 2012 Kristopher Artz FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS 0

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

Learn About Wildflowers…Take a Hike

If you love flowers and especially Wildflowers, you probably already know that May 7th-13th, 2012 is National Wildflower Week. This isn’t a Hallmark holiday. You don’t need to buy anyone  a card or chocolates. This is simply a week set aside to celebrate the beauty of wildflowers. The thing about wildflowers is there are so [...]

May 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz EVENTS, FUN, HIKING WITH KIDS 0

Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves, Anza Borrego SP

Arroyo Tapiado Mud Caves, Anza Borrego SP

Gear: Before you go here is my list of recommended things to take along. Friend or a buddy…some experiences are just more fun with someone else to share them with, plus it’s safer too. Flashlights or headlamps. An extra flashlight or spare batteries would be wise. You don’t have to go very far into the [...]

May 9, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, OFF ROAD 2

General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon NP

General Grant Tree Trail, Kings Canyon NP

The General Grant Tree Trail is an easy 1/2 mile hike through a grove of giant Sequoias. I highly recommend paying the $1 for the self guided tour map and brochure. During the Summer and fall, you will have to fight the crowds, but if you go in the winter, it’s possible to experience these wonders of nature [...]

April 24, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS, NP 1

Holy Jim Falls, Cleveland NF

Holy Jim Falls, Cleveland NF

This easy 2.8 mile out and back family friendly hike, is a refreshing escape from the heat and the hustle and bustle of Southern California. Directions:  From Interstate 5 , exit at El Toro Road. Head north on El Toro Road until the road forks at the juncture of Santiago Canyon and Live Oak Canyon [...]

April 10, 2012 Kristopher Artz HIKES, HIKING WITH KIDS 0