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Hot Springs, Arkansas

We had a great time visiting Catherine’s Landing (www.catherineslanding.com) in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The folks there are super friendly and it’s by far one of the best campgrounds I have ever visited.  Jim put us up in a Yurt, which is  a permanent round tent with a skylight.  Staying in

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We are very excited about what is in store for the Veteran Families that take part in our Adventure trips in 2014.  We are working to put a schedule of trips together at this time.  Veterans will fill out the online request form for a specific trip or enter for

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Durango, CO – 2013

Our family likes to travel during Thanksgiving.  This year we decided to visit Durango, Colorado and ride the Polar Express and get a feel for the town.  We stayed at Durango Mountain Resort, since this was their opening weekend for skiing, and what a beautiful place.  While there I met

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We had a great trip visiting with the folks up in Aspen, Colorado.  Our goal is to have a town in Colorado that serves as a hub for our adventures for veteran families.  Aspen has a lot of potential for us.  It is a cozy little mountain town with a

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Colorado Tour

To research potential places for veteran families we were invited to visit some places in Colorado to host families and groups for adventures.  We traveled to Vail and stayed at the tranquil Sonnenalp Resort on the banks of Gore Creek.   From there our party split up, Steve and his

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Memorial Day – 2013

Higher Peaks remembers those who have given all.  Those that have served and continue to serve for the freedom that make the United States of America the absolute best country in the world! Rockwall, Texas held it’s second annual Patriot 1/2 Marathon this Memorial Day and Higher Peaks was there

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Carry the Load – 2013

We had a great turn out for the Carry the Load leg in Rockwall, Texas.  Congressman Ralph Hall came out to talk to the group about Memorial Day and it’s meaning at 4:00 AM!  That was awesome!  The relay leg went from the Rockwall County Courthouse through historic downtown Rockwall,

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Throw Away Ponies and Vets

Great Day With Throw Away Ponies – 2013

4/6/2013 – We were back out at Throwaway Ponies with another vet.  He came out with his daughter and son, they really enjoyed being around the horses and learning about what they do there. It’s always good being around horses.  While there, one of the vets that was with us

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Looking Forward

2012 Was A Great Year For Higher Peaks We were born out of an idea to help families connect through the outdoors in January.  We assembled a team to brainstorm on how to put us on a path to most effectively reach and educate families to help them bond and

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For the veteran family that is interested, we work with Throwaway Ponies that used to be located in Rockwall, TX and recently relocated to Farmersville, TX.  Throwaway Ponies rescues horses from farms that can no longer care for them and rehabilitate them and give them new purpose.  Their core program

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