Author Archives: Cade Sundstedt

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Flambeau Flowage With Crosby – Redux

Two months of shocking reality after our three-week road trip in May, the family needed some quiet time.  Vacation days were in short supply, but we decided to take a 3.5-day canoe-camping weekend trip up to the Flambeau Flowage.  We had attempted this trip a year prior with Crosby, yielding dubious results; but he was […]

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EPIC ROAD TRIP – WEEK 3

Continued from WEEK 1 and WEEK 2… The ocean-withdrawal gloom quickly departed as we climbed into the Sierras.  However, with their massive lodgepole pines and spotless white snowfields, we quickly remembered that there are many other beautiful places in our world other than the ocean.  The higher we got, the more abundantly clear it became […]

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EPIC ROAD TRIP – WEEK 2

Continued from WEEK 1… Saying good-byes Monday morning was tough as always with our friends, but we were excited to see the place that we had been hearing amazing things about for so long, Big Sur.  Due to the recent landslides, only a small portion of the park was accessible and we would need to […]

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Epic Road Trip – Week 1

How do you prepare for a three-week road trip with a two-and-a-half-year-old?  With the help of my dad, Molly and I built out our 4Runner into a 4WD camper, spent countless hours dehydrating food, researching routes, purchasing gear, and booking hotel rooms. After a year of thinking, planning, discussing, and anticipating the trip was finally […]

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4Runner Camper Conversion

With a 10 day Colorado road trip looming and an early 2017 three-week epic family adventure in the planning stages, Molly and I thought it might be a cool idea to turn our 2005 Toyota 4Runner into an off-road camping machine.  In the past, we have driven by countless picturesque backcountry campsites near and on […]

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Gear Review – Alps Mountaineering Clearwater 20 Sleeping Bag

The old saying “you get what you pay for” sums up the Clearwater 20 bag perfectly.  It is heavier than most synthetic bags and is nowhere near comfortable at 20 degrees; however, it compresses fairly well, is warm enough for most excursions, and is relatively inexpensive. I have had this bag since 2010 and it […]