Mountain Escape

Looking to get out into the mountains on some longer hikes with your little one? Come join us during the summer to some beautiful locations! Head over to Facebook and join the private group “Meet Up Hiking Group” (super original and creative!) for more details and my exclusive packing checklist!  

A Day of Hiking

As Ridge gets older and more mobile the way hiking looks changes quickly. Sometimes this is weekly, monthly, or every couple months. When he was little he would ride for hours. Now it’s “mama I want to get out”! My hiking philosophy is it should be enjoyable for both child and parent. With that in…

Staying Safe in the Sun {Baby}

{This post was originally posted on 10/27/14 on an old blog. Here is the updated version} Hiking with an infant brings different challenges for each season.  The biggest one in the summer is sunburns and overheating.  Here are the 5 most important things that I learned. 1.  Hike as early in the day as possible….

Osprey Poco Pack

  {This post was originally posted 02/18/15 on an old website. This is the revamped version.} Having a child carrier that fits both the parent and child comfortably can make or break the hiking experience. After researching packs during pregnancy my choice was the Osprey Poco Premium. My original pack was stolen so right now we…

Toddler Trail Meltdowns

Today we had a big meltdown on the trail. It happens. Not a huge deal. Here are the reasons we have trail meltdowns: A tree is down (and has been for years). The flower is the wrong color. We are heading down from the top. There was a stream. We didn’t walk in it. His…