Thursday, January 05, 2017

Outdoor Adventures | 2016 edition

In terms of spending time outdoors together, 2016 was a good year for our family. We were more intentional about spending time outside with our kids and made more of an effort to adventure. Our adventures are different from what we would do pre-kids, but I think it is the effort that counts. We are getting to a point where we can see the future activities with our kids getting bigger and that is encouraging! Also, Daniel changed jobs last year and his more normal work week has made a big difference in our efforts to do the things we love as a family. We are looking forward to all of the adventures in store for us in 2017.


January
Hike to Mushroom Rock | Signal Mountain, TN


February


March
Hiking at Rock Island Gorge | Rock Island, TN
Hiking at Fall Creek Falls | Fall Creek Falls, TN


May
Day Hike in Prentice Cooper | Signal Mountain, TN
Mother's Day Paddling Excursion (a first for Isaac) | Lookout Creek at base of Lookout Mountain, TN 
McCoy Farm Memorial Day Picnic | Signal Mountain, TN


June
Blue Hole | Soddy Daisy, TN


July
Cousins Trip to the Beach | St. George Island, FL


August
Biking the Oro-Medonte Rail Trail | Orillia, Ontario
Paddling on Lake Simcoe | Orillia, Ontario
Cliff Jumping (Muskoka River) | Gravenhurst, Ontario 
Niagara Falls | Niagara Falls, Ontario
Day Hike at Point Park | Lookout Mountain, TN


September
Day Hike to Glen Falls | Lookout Mountain, TN  


October
Ocoee White Water Center | Cherokee National Forest, TN 
Old McDonald's Farm | Sale Creek, TN 


November
ATVs to Edwards Point | Signal Mountain, TN 
Touring the Nina and Pinta | Chattanooga, TN


December

Also this year Daniel went on quite a few undocumented (by me) trail runs and dirt bike rides. He enjoys running on various trails in Prentice Cooper State Forest here on Signal Mountain including Edwards Point, Mushroom Rock, down the mountain to Suck Creek and also around Rainbow Lake. Other places he runs include Stringers Ridge and in Green Gorge behind our house. For riding, he prefers the off road trails around Edwards Point.

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