Tag Archives: Hiking

Costa Rica Rainforest Hiking: An Experience in Sight, Sound and Touch

I should have anticipated rain, especially as we were hiking in a rainforest during the official rainy season in Costa Rica. Still, the sheer volume of water falling from the sky and roiling down the trail was daunting. “I think … Continue reading

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Paddling Pleasures: Getting Out In Minnesota

Minnesotans are an active bunch. Despite living in state known for ridiculously cold winters, these hardy folk spend their winters outdoors: skiing, skating, sledding and, of course, ice fishing. When summer comes, they stay outside, delighting in mostly moderate temperatures … Continue reading

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Spring Escapes: Tropical Hiking On Maui, Snow-Filled Family Time at Alta

This was originally an Adventure Moms column for Women’s Adventure. When I wrote it in January 2013, we were enjoying our 24th consecutive day of temperatures under 24 degrees (yes, this is Fahrenheit and yes, I was counting and yes, … Continue reading

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Our Family Tradition: The Grand Canyon In Autumn

As shocking as it may sound, our family’s favorite outdoor tradition has nothing, but nothing, to do with skiing. Instead, it has a lot to do with hiking and backpacking and spending time together, bonded and awed by the majesty … Continue reading

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Multi-Tasking Gear from Montane

Multi-tasking: do you love it or hate it? I’m trying to get over it, except when it comes to gear. While I may be worn out from juggling my thoughts, actions and words each day, I prefer gear that multi-tasks. … Continue reading

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