Monday, July 14, 2014

Photo of the Weekend!

We all love weekends, and hopefully we all try to have some fun during them! 

Photo of the weekend is all about trying to encourage fun and spontaneity during our short vacation every week. Getting outdoors is important to our wellbeing and we want to see how you spend your time outside over the weekend. So every week we will post one person's photo onto our blog and share it with the rest of the world. We want to see funny, beautiful, exciting photos, just as long as they represent the outdoors! Send us your picture entry every Sunday or Monday morning and you may just see it again on our page! Send to

September 28, 2014

Thank you Chris Sommese of Denver, Colorado! Vail is only a little over an hour away and the beautiful scenery at Piney River Ranch is worth the traffic on 70! Hiking with his girlfriend, Chris saw three moose and reached a breathtaking waterfall which is the destination of the hike.

September 21, 2014
Thank you Camilla Meyer of Evergreen, Colorado! What a fun weekend camping with the family at Rainbow Lakes near Nederland, Colorado and hiking around the 7 small lakes. Very family friendly hiking with mild grades to reach the 7 beautiful lakes with views of glaciers up above. 

August 18, 2014
Thank you Jesse Wiley of Clintonville, Wisconsin! This picture is priceless! Paddle boarding with the dog on Hasbrook Lake in Northern Wisconsin. 

August 11, 2014
Thank you Olivia Charlier of Green Bay, Wisconsin! This fabulous picture was taken on a family outing to the DeYoung Family Zoo in the Upper Peninsula, a place where the animals are pets, not exhibits.

August 4, 2014
Thank you Martin Myers of Oregon!! This picture is stunning! Showing Mt. Thielson at Umpqua 
National Forest in Oregon.

July 28
Thank you Buddy Suttle of Laguna Beach, CA! His dog Izzy LOVES hanging out in the tent while camping. Tent with a porch is perfect for her. Anyone else have furry friends who think the tent is their doghouse? 

July 21
Thank you Kevin Long of Boulder, CO! This is beautiful camp site for a family camping trip, which Kevin and his family had the pleasure of taking. Near Fort Collins, CO on the Poudre River is where you too can camp here!

July 14, 2013
Thank you Joe Selvick of Minnesota! Exploring Colorado at it's best, Joe and friends went camping in Winter Park at Vasquez Wilderness area this weekend and got to see a free concert in town! Many resorts hold free summer concert series' to keep people coming around year long, check it out!

August 20, 2013
Thank you Alex Lee from Los Angeles for sharing your photo of the double arches in Bryce Canyon. While camping and hiking around Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Alex came across the beautiful sight, thank goodness for Iphones!

July 29, 2013
Thank you Rob Guenther of Fort collins. While hiking along in Crested Butte he came across an old abandoned cabin that resembled one on a picture he had boughten... turns out it's the same cabin!

July 2, 2013
Thank you Michele Nevills, from Northern California. Her and her family go up to Lake Tahoe every summer and go camping. This year they got to experience the new water sport of paddle boarding! Thanks for sharing, definitely going to have to try that out.

June 10, 2013
Thanks Will Collins, for sharing your photo of Canoeing in the Northwoods! Always in for a good time when you gather friends and family in the outdoors!

May 28, 2013
Thank you Riley Walker for sharing your photo of hiking Bear Peak in Boulder, Colorado. Bear Peak is the highest point of the front rage in Boulder. From there, they were able to watch the end of the Bolder Boulder.

May 13, 2013

Natalina Rasonsky from Northern California camping in Yosemite. The mountains are big, but we challenge ourselves to reach the top to experience the natural beauty in our world. Never stop exploring.

April 29, 2013

Taken in Yorkville, Illinois, by Megan Moran on her families annual camp out, which has been a tradition for over thirty years. Traditions like these are great for getting families together, especially if they do not see each other often.
Do you have any family fun outdoor traditions? If not, start one!

April 22, 2013

Beach day with the family in Northern California. Spending the day at at the beach can be a tradition in some families, like this one, who only live 30 min from the coast, or it can be a new and exciting adventure. Finding jellyfish on the shore, digging holes with the kids(and making couches made of sand like Patrick from Spongebob) and bringing a picnic for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog, is an easy way to create lifelong memories. Picture taken by Chelsea Scherer of Petaluma, CA of her parents walking along the shore.

March 18, 2013

Blake taking a break to play in the snow on a hike up the backside of the Flat Irons. Taken by Ashley in Boulder, Colorado.