A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Mount Morgan and Percival Spring Flowers and Caves

May 11, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated May 15, 2019

Saturday we hiked the Mt Morgan and Mt Percival loop. It had something for everyone: views for Tyson; rock scrambling, ladders, and caves for Isaac; and snow and wildflowers for me. Six miles total. We followed the route from the Terrifying 25, a list made by other hiking kids. We parked at the Mt Morgan […]

Read Full Post

Isaac and Grandparents Backpack

April 16, 2019
Trudy Phillips
updated May 15, 2019

Sunday night and Monday, it snowed about 2″ and the wind blew horizontally past the house. We were hoping that it would melt by Tuesday morning since the forecast was for a high in the 50s. No luck. We packed up on Tuesday morning, knowing that we were going out into below freezing weather. There […]

Read Full Post

Learning Bearhawk Takeoff Technique for High Altitude

May 4, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated May 9, 2019

We emulated a high altitude takeoff by only giving partial throttle and found the Bearhawk takes off best with 10 degrees of flaps and tail up. We tried tail up and tail down takeoffs, no flaps and 10 degrees of flaps. Tyson was pretty sure more flaps would be too much drag. Ten degrees of […]

Read Full Post

Big Tires at Intervale and Crow

April 21, 2019
Emilie Phillips
updated May 1, 2019

We bought the big tires for landing in backcountry strips out west. But it’s not enough to have the right equipment, you also need to know how to fly it. I expect I’ll need to fly the Bearhawk every weekend between now and our vacation to get good enough. We also need to record how […]

Read Full Post

We like sea kayaking in big waves, landing our airplanes off-airport, skiing in the wilderness, and more. Check back next week to hear about our family’s latest adventure.

Or Pick your topics

Photo Albums