BackCountry Blog

Marchin’ in Like a Lion

The month of March is known for many things. The whole “in like a lion, out like a lamb” proverb. The chaos and intensity of March Madness basketball brackets. The big St Patty’s holiday that turns the Chicago River and everyone’s liver a lovely shade of green. Colorado’s snowiest month (typically). Whatever you love best […]

Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning

Yeah, we know, spring doesn’t really come to Colorado until May-ish. But once it hits, the days will be longer, the sun will be shining, and the temperatures will be comfortably warm. Wouldn’t you rather spend that time outdoors instead of indoors scrubbing appliances? We’re just suggesting you knock out a few cleaning/organizing items on […]

Turn Snow Day into Crafts and Activities Day

Remember when you were a kid and you would get so excited to get a day off from school because of snow? Now, as a parent, it’s not so exciting, is it? Well, if you’re stuck inside the house all day with the kiddos while the snow is piling up outside, enjoy quality family time […]

Hand Crafted Valentines From the Heart

Since kids don’t exactly have a disposable income, their Valentine’s Day gifts to family and friends tend to be projects cobbled out of construction paper, scissors, and markers. So this year, mark out a “crafternoon” on the family calendar and give your kids a creative boost with these clever ideas we found online. Recycled Seed […]

Put a Little Fab in February

It’s February! The month when resolutions fizzle out, chocolate consumption goes up exponentially around the 14th, and you realize you only have a few weekends of glorious skiing before the spring breakers hit the slopes. Some refer to February as a “doldrums” kind of month because we’re deep in winter. But we disagree – we […]