Hi @Kimberly - Welcome! From your introduction, it seems like this online community will be a great place to talk about gear, prep, and more for your ventures ahead. You can ask any and all questions you have, as well as share your own know-how and expertise with others.

We hope you will take a look around to see what conversations are already going, as well as post your own topics. From the (amazing!) plans you talked about, we suggest taking a look at the Outside with Kids and Backpacking boards. 

I am in Vermont, but my family lived in Sun Valley for a few years and it made me fall in love with Idaho! It's great to hear that you all have found ways to take advantage of all of the amazing outdoor opportunities the state has to offer. It would be great to hear updates on how your Glacier and Bryce Canyon trips go this summer. I have traveled to a lot of places in this country but have not yet made it to either of those. Glacier is especially high on my list!

Thanks again for introducing yourself. We're happy to have you here!

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