3 Simple Tips for Hiking with Kids

I’ve gotta be honest here…it’s easy to get caught up in the wild world of kids daypacks, raincoats and boots and forget all about the basics when it comes to hiking with kids. In fact, I’m almost done writing a book full of detailed pro-tips to make every hike with kids awesome so I know […]

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“Is the tree sad, Mommy?”

As a mother I love trying to figure out what my children are thinking. Sometimes I’m amazed at the simplicity of their words and I realize that sometimes those words are the result of a surprisingly complicated thought process. This morning my kids and I set out on a little hike (and by hike, I […]

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This Season of Life

This morning I went snowshoeing with a few friends and our children. The adult to child ratio was 5:7. The odds were in favor of the Moms. The sky was blue and the sun was shining. Thanks to a crazy spring storm there was 2 feet of snow underneath our snowshoes. The morning was beautiful […]

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When You Start a Hike as Strangers…but Finish as Friends

One thing I love¬†about social media and the online outdoor community is connecting with new friends. My husband and I have a longstanding joke about how many times we head out on hikes with people we don’t really know in person but who we feel like we already know because we’ve met online through our […]

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“I think I can”…

“I think I can,” puffed the little locomotive, and put itself in front of the great heavy train. As it went on the little engine kept bravely puffing faster and faster, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” As it neared the top of the grade, which had so discouraged […]

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Living Simply to Simply Live

One of the things that draws me to the outdoors is the simplicity of being in nature. There’s something special about being able to carry everything we need for a few days on our backs. Days spent in the mountains help me realize that I really don’t need much to be happy. For the past […]

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How to Cope with Altitude

Full disclaimer here: Everything I’ve learned about altitude, acclimatization and mountain sickness comes from NOLS, the Altitude Org & my own experience. I’m not a doctor or a scientist but I do live at 7,200 feet, regularly climb mountains above 12,000 feet and take out of town guests from low areas into the wilderness. This […]

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Why outdoor women need each other.

Hiking friends are the best kind of friends to have. I think it’s because they ‘get it’…they understand the need to bag or peak, or seek solace in nature.¬† A few weeks ago I was feeling kind of discouraged. As you probably noticed Hike Like A Woman grew really big, really fast. I wasn’t prepared […]

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