The 10k Women Trail Project – Let’s Hit the Trails Ladies

Big news this month Mountain Mom and Tots readers! I was selected as a TrailBlazer for the 10k Women Trail Project, a year long initiative coordinated by the non-profit Hike it Baby and funded by a grant from REI’s Force of Nature effort.

I’m so excited to be part of this program, because I firmly believe everybody needs a friend or mentor to help them get outdoors. I know the 10k Women Trail Project will be helpful for a lot of you readers, so I thought I’d answer some questions about it so you can join in the hiking party!

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40+ Gift Ideas for Family Hiking, Biking, Camping and Skiing + GIVEAWAY

Happy Holidays! If you love giving (and getting) outdoor gear gifts for the holidays you are in the right place! I’ve listed 40 awesome gift ideas here for family hiking, biking, camping and skiing. There’s something for every budget and every activity, PLUS you’ll have a chance to WIN some awesome gear for the outdoor lovers on your list. Just scroll down!

Gift ideas for family hiking, biking, skiing and camping
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July Outdoor Challenge and Mini-Course: Hiking with Kids

Every month I offer an outdoor challenge to help families explore outdoors. So far this year, participants have skied, listened for wildlife, biked five miles, slept outdoors and more. Each month’s challenge has been unique, but out of all of them, I’m most excited for the July Outdoor Challenge.

Why? Because in July I’m partnering with Hike Like a Woman to offer more than just a challenge with a prize, we’re planning a mini-course on hiking with kids and we want you to join us!

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Change Your Hiking Mentality

One of the easiest outdoor activities to do with kids is hiking. However, hiking with kids is not like hiking alone or with other adults. It requires a completely new hiking mentality. If you’re looking for a happier outdoor hiking experience with kids, try these tips to change your hiking mentality.

Change Your Hiking Mentality


Don’t Hike. Explore.

A few years ago a friend of mine told me she had stopped hiking with her three young boys. I was surprised, since we often took our kids on trails together. She assured me that she’d still be getting outdoors.

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