Why I Put My Babies “At Risk” By Taking Them Hiking

About a year ago I read the book ‘Up: A Mother and Daughters Peakbagging Adventure’ by Patricia Ellis Herr. In the book Herr recounts several instances of people making snide comments about how children shouldn’t be bagging peaks. When I was reading the book I had a hard time grasping this concept. I’ve rarely encountered […]

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Why Do You Hike?

Recently I asked Hike Like A Woman facebook fans why they hike. The response was overwhelming. Reading why people hike brought about a surge of gratitude for our small community. It’s a place where we can share emotional responses to why certain things move us or make us feel the way that they do. For […]

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Essential Gear For the Outdoor Mom

I’m a sucker for a new piece of gear BUT there’s just something about an old piece of gear that is full of memories and completely reliable no matter how much use and abuse it goes through. Since we hike and write trail guides¬†I put my gear through¬†fair amount of abuse on a regular basis, […]

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