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The First Lesson When Hiking with Kids: Be Prepared for Rapid Weather Changes!

Posted by in Camping, Gear, Hiking, with Kids

Last weekend we decided to go for an easy hike with some of our friends. Why did we decide on an easy hike? Because my two-year-old daughter “decided” that she was going to accompany us on this hike. The total distance was 15 km (9 miles) with 930 meters (3,051 feet) ascending and the total time was around 8 hours. It was fun. She was excited as well. The weather was close to perfect. We began our hike from our campsite. Our campsite was in a forest of tall Norway…read more

Hiking Essentials for Winter and Summer Trails

Posted by in Camping, Gear, Hiking, Tips & Tricks

The lure of the outdoors and hitting the trails draws people in the Winter and Summer seasons. Each season offers varied and exhilarating advantages including, sight lines pronouncing new views not visible during summer when trees block the way. You experience wildlife which are more visible in certain environments. And many hikers wait for the cooler fall and even winter temperatures. This article is geared toward day hikes, but each section is important if you are on your own, with a hiking buddy or an experienced hike leader. Preparation is…read more