Five Fun Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter

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Winter is my FAVORITE season, but it wasn’t always. When I first moved to Utah, winter meant crazy driving conditions, shoveling snow and cold. So what changed my attitude toward winter? Finding a snow sport I love – SNOWBOARDING!

I want you to find the outdoor joy of winter too. That’s why I asked guest blogger Devin Morrissey, to discuss five fun outdoor activities that YOU can try this winter. These five activities are great for both kids and adults and beginner or expert outdoor families. Enjoy!

Five Fun Outdoor Winter Activities

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Choose-Your-Own-Adventure December Challenge

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“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Choose-Your-Own Adventure

Do you remember those Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books from elementary school? They had passages like these:

Your dog takes the neighbor’s newspaper and runs off toward the lake. If you follow the dog, turn to page 45. If you run home to get your parents, turn to page 76. Continue reading “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure December Challenge”

Jake’s Nature Guide Rocky Mountains Book Review and Author Interview

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This month’s outdoor challenge is all about being thankful for nature.

Living in the Rocky Mountains of the American west, I find things to be grateful for in nature every single day. The grandeur and beauty, the animals and plants, the skiing, hiking, camping and biking – the Rocky Mountains are my home and I love them.

But just because you love something, doesn’t mean you know it very well.

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

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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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