Author Archives: ashleekiser

About ashleekiser

“For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you're taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay-writing. The difference is that people want to hear the stories, whereas I never heard of anyone who wanted to read the essays.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy Join us on our family adventures as I try to tell our stories rather than bore you with more online essays.

On By!

Wyoming Part III-A, January 23, 2022 Jackson Hole Iditarod to Granite Hot Springs in Bridger-Teton National Forest and back On some rivers, rafting customers have the luxury of warming up and learning how to coordinate their paddling through some easy, … Continue reading

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Idaho, GTNP, and a Coaster

Wyoming (and Wyoming adjacent) Part II, January 22, 2022 Snow plows roared down Pearl Avenue early Tuesday morning and startled most of us awake earlier than we’d preferred. I decided to luxuriate in my warm sheets for a while before … Continue reading

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Basecamp

Wyoming Part I, January 21, 2022 Jackson Hole Airport to Jackson After two days, four states, and three flights, we finally made it to Wyoming. As we came into the national park, our pilot made a huge turn which brought … Continue reading

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Go West, Young Man!

“Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.” -Anamika Mishra Last summer, as Bonnie started teaching us about the sport of mushing, she casually mentioned that she would like to go see a good friend of hers race in January. … Continue reading

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Mush!

Another step closer to Ian’s goal of dog sledding! Continue reading

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And Then There Were Two

Ian began his campaign to own his own husky on July 2, 2018. On July 3, 2018 he determined his first husky would be a male named Balto. He also decided that day that he would be needing a second … Continue reading

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Virginia Creeper Trail

Fall colors were just beginning to peak through the leaves that formed a canopy over and around us as we coasted down quickly enough through the chilly air to sting our cheeks while our eyes watered. Some reds and yellows … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Hot Rod Todd

Some of my earliest memories include my mother reading to me from a book of stories that included fairy tales and Greek myths. I can still remember frequently requesting that she reread the same story of Persephone being trapped in … Continue reading

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We Pop Up Just Anywhere

Brinn has always wanted pop-up camper. I have never wanted a pop-up camper. Tent camper. Tent trailer. Pup. Fold-out camper. Call it what you will, it sounded like work to me. Why would I want extra work  when we’re doing … Continue reading

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From Badger to Promise

Sometimes it’s funny how things work out. I had the absolute best part time job during college: playing with babies at Golden Opportunities Farm, a quarter horse breeding stable 30 minutes from my college campus. My duties included getting baby … Continue reading

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