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    February 15, 2012 • 9:02 am

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    February 15, 2012 • 10:01 am

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  7. Rules are What you Make Them: Paving Your Own Way Through Family Travel
    February 15, 2012 • 10:34 am

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    February 15, 2012 • 11:17 am

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  9. Marina K. Villatoro
    February 15, 2012 • 11:33 am

    You can tell the hike and the challenges your kids did, gave them bursts of confidence. I know that is what traveling with kids is all about. Openness and confidence in themselves!

  10. How do you travel with children? | Living Outside of the Box
    February 15, 2012 • 11:55 am

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    February 15, 2012 • 5:03 pm

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    February 15, 2012 • 4:47 pm

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  13. Jessica
    February 15, 2012 • 4:53 pm

    That looks like such a memorable trip and you can tell they are proud of their accomplishments by the looks on their faces! What a great story!
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  14. Cheapest Hotel Room Rates | Why “Easy” Travel Options Aren’t Always the Best- a Rebuttal to CNNGo “5 Rules of Traveling With Kids”
    February 15, 2012 • 5:01 pm

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  15. Corinne @ Have Baby Will Travel
    February 15, 2012 • 9:06 pm

    Don’t you hate the idea that some new parents might read that article and be put off traveling with their kids?
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  16. Susan
    February 15, 2012 • 10:53 pm

    Loved your post, especially the pics of your son who looks totally exhausted beside you and the one of him on the ground by the log. :) You’re absolutely right…those tough trips and adventures, the ones you doubt you’ll ever survive and wish with ALL your might would come to a close sooner rather than later, THOSE are the things that bind us together as families. And if everyone believed the garbage talked about in that CNNGo article, no one would get off their couches and explore the amazing world around us. I’m sure you’re glad your son’s 10th birthday “sucked”. It will make for fun stories to share for years to come. All without a smile, of course! :)
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  17. Lisa Wood
    February 16, 2012 • 7:19 am

    Oh wow – how brave you were! I love reading every minute of your story…i was half expecting to read about a bear sneak up on you! You were amazing to take your son away into the National Park, and your son was so cool to go on his Birthday! That is what travelling is all about – exploring the unknown.

    I still shake my head over the CNNGO article – it was so rude beside being so wrong!

    Hope that others are now keen to travel after reading about your hike!

    Cheers
    Lisa
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  18. backpackandgear
    February 16, 2012 • 8:39 am

    Fantastic trip. Sorry you had gotten caught in the rain on your sons birthday. Sounds like you did all the right things to protect you from bears. A 3 day backpacking trip in Yellowstone is quite an accomplishment. Could you use a bear canister instead? Or would 3 days of food be too much? I went to Yellowstone but did not really hike. I just looked at the sites, animals and attractions. If I get back that way I will do a nice day hike at least and bring along my bear spray (I believe Yellowstone is where I purchased it). Joe from Backpack and Gear

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  19. Sandra Foyt
    Twitter: SandraFoyt
    February 16, 2012 • 12:39 pm

    Hi Joe, we had a bear canister that I purchased at REI, as well as special Ziplocs that are guaranteed to keep food & cosmetic scents under lock and key. But Yellowstone requires that you use those high poles when camping in the backcountry.

  20. lisa Shusterman
    February 16, 2012 • 3:52 pm

    You go girl. What a great gift for you and the kids. All of you have more confidence which transfers to everything you will do in life. Your daughter learned (as well as you) that a man is not required to live life to its fullest.

  21. Claudia Looi
    February 16, 2012 • 4:13 pm

    That looks like an amazing trip. What a great way to cultivate persistence and endurance, at the same time creating special memories for your children. Bravo to families like yours, Sandra who thinks ‘outside the box’.

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    February 17, 2012 • 4:10 am

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    February 17, 2012 • 6:16 am

    It looks like a adventure tour. Waterfall is what attract the most.

  24. Susan Verbeeck
    February 18, 2012 • 10:04 am

    What an adventure ! You are braver than me..we just watched the movie “The Edge” that featured a blood thirsty grizzly in Alaska ! You just know that your son really loved it all. It’s those tough experiences that we learn from too ( and you’ve got all those gorgeous photos to remember it by). Now I really want to go to Yellowstone ( and will surely arm ourselves with bear mace !) We actually get black bear here in our backyard!! They are beautiful, but I make sure my kids make lots of noise in advance when they go out to play in the woods.
    And being out in nature is one of life’s best educations !
    Susan
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  25. Rules are What you Make Them: Paving Your Own Way Through Family Travel
    February 20, 2012 • 10:38 pm

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  26. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
    February 21, 2012 • 4:59 pm

    Wow! That is amazing and funny. I love the photos!
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    April 19, 2012 • 10:00 am

    [...] Yellowstone – Wyoming, Montana, Idaho – It’s a short backpacking trip to a “private Eden – where we dined on wild berries and played in the pool at the base of a little waterfall.” Sandra Foyt, Backpacking with Kids in Yellowstone National Park [...]

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  35. Celebrate Travel: A travel weather salute to National Umbrella Month
    March 20, 2013 • 12:03 am

    [...] son may not think so. “My son’s 10th birthday was one he’ll never let us forget. After hiking 13 miles in the backwoods of Yellowstone National Park during an unrelenting rain storm, he couldn’t stay awake long enough for even a bite of the [...]

  36. Amy Whitley
    March 20, 2013 • 12:09 pm

    Love this post so much I pinned it and tweeted it everywhere! I love backpacking with kids, and my hat’s off to you for doing it solo (without another adult). Although I’ve met your kids; they rock. :) And now I feel better about my 10 year old spending more than one birthday on the road. At least he’s never been trekking 13 miles in the rain on his big day!
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  37. Mara
    March 20, 2013 • 1:05 pm

    I don’t know that I would have the guts to do this (although I’d have to do it solo like you did because my husband hates camping and is phobic of bears). I love this story very much and am going to save it as inspiration. Maybe I *can* do some backpacking with my kids some day. And their birthdays are in the spring, so no worries about summertime hikes and celebrations!

  38. Lisa Goodmurphy
    March 20, 2013 • 4:27 pm

    Wow – what an adventure! Like Mara’s husband, I don’t camp and I’m phobic of bears so I have to live these adventures vicariously through people like you. That was definitely a birthday that your son will never forget! We always travel on my birthday and I like it that way but my kids would be much more reluctant to celebrate their birthdays away from home – your son was a good sport to spend his hiking for miles in the rain.
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  39. Michaela
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    March 20, 2013 • 7:05 pm

    Loved that story! I’m sure that his 10th will turn into a tale of adventure and fun as he gets older. Soon, he’ll be planning his own camping trips. :-)

    I had my first camping trip recently. It started raining after we’d set up camp. It was so bad that I was sure the wind would blow our tent away. Luckily, it held up and we stayed mostly dry!
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  40. Charli l Wanderlusters
    March 23, 2013 • 4:27 am

    What a happy group of campers. We visited Yellowstone during our road trip around the west coast of the USA and fell in love with the lush environment. I applaud you for teaching your sons the value of forging their own path through the wilderness of life.

  41. Just One Boomer (Suzanne)
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    April 8, 2013 • 11:27 pm

    I do think you were brave— mostly because of the grizzley thing. The only multi day hike my husband and I ever did was in New Zealand —- no bears nor snakes, leaving one to be able to enjoy the scenery.
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  42. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista
    April 9, 2013 • 2:05 pm

    I enjoyed going on this hike through Yellowstone with you! Yellowstone is an amazing place that I have been fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time at. IMO camping and kids go hand in hand. I smiled reading about your son complaining about spending his birthday hiking. It reminded me of all the complaining I would as we set off, yet again (we went to Yellowstone camping every summer), to camp so my dad could fish! Being the only girl, this just didn’t seem fair. Now, those vacations are some of my favorites and Yellowstone is one of my favorite places to be!
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  43. Linda
    April 15, 2013 • 2:22 pm

    Delightful post! My kids are grown up now and I would have given anything to have this memory! Sadly I was married to a very unadventurous man & we never even went camping. First time I went was when my grown up son took me a year and a half ago! Not to be the last though! Creating great memories is the best thing we can do for our kids!
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  44. Traveling Ted
    April 22, 2013 • 2:07 pm

    That takes a lot of bravery to take your kids into the wilderness of Yellowstone, but ironically, I think you are safer there than camping in the car campgrounds. The bears in the backcountry are more wild and do not see people as a food source. As long as you take precautions like you did with hanging food and the bells you should be fine. Looks beautiful back there.
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