The Hiker Mama

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  • Happy New Year! 2018

    Happy New Year! 2018

    The New Year has come, and we are a week into it. Have you been out for any hikes yet? We had our third annual Magical Twilight Snowshoe Adventure (sounds like someone’s been watching too much My Little Pony episodes….) at Gold Creek Pond on New Year’s Eve. This hike is turning into a neat […]

  • Changes on the Blog

    I’ve been making some big changes on my website – and then I broke it. I think I have the majority fixed, but you may still find a few quirky formatting errors. I’ve hidden my old web pages, with their antiquated HTML. My big project for the winter months will be to work on the […]

  • Odds and Ends

    I thought I’d take a moment today to catch up on some of the details of what’s been going on here on the website. I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. First of all, congratulations to Sarah K. for winning Scott Sampson’s book, How to Raise a Wild Child! Thanks so much […]

  • Construction Mode

    I’m in the middle of a major website overhaul, so you might see some glitches and messes. When I’m done, I hope the site will be more appealing and useful! But in the meantime, there are some things that are broken. You can go to the Archives page to read my blog posts, and the […]

  • Mt. Rainier, End-of-Summer Fling, Part 1(Paradise and Cougar Rock)

    Mt. Rainier, End-of-Summer Fling, Part 1(Paradise and Cougar Rock)

    We are gearing up to begin our school term in another week, and we wanted one last big trip to enjoy the gorgeous weather at the end of summer. I had been yearning to get to Paradise to see the flowers, and also had an overnight backpack in mind for us. We snagged a spot […]

  • What Have We Been Up To?

    What Have We Been Up To?

    Our family has been busy having adventures (and busy with school, too…) and I have several posts in the works to share with you all.  I thought I’d let you know my plans!  I’m working on a report of the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival from the end of March. And I have several posts planned […]

  • 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

    2014 Great Backyard Bird Count

    One of the ways we stay connected to nature through the seasons is by observing birds.  Even on busy days when we can’t get out for a walk, we can watch and enjoy the birds at our feeders and in our yard.  And while we’re watching this weekend, we can help scientists learn more about […]

  • Heybrook Lookout Hike – 10/18/13

    Heybrook Lookout Hike – 10/18/13

    I’m posting a trip report from back in October, since it’s a nice off-season hike for warmer winter and early spring days. It was one of the last sunny, warm days we had before the weather turned more gloomy for the season.  —————————————————————————————– My kids were asking for a hike, yet they also wanted to […]

  • Yes, It’s Been Quiet Here

    It’s been a little quiet here for those of you who have followed me for awhile.  Some of it has been that we have been busy having adventures, some of it has been dealing with homeschooling preparations, and some has been just needing a break from spending the late nights posting.  But a lot of […]

  • Gear Review: Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L Backpack

    Gear Review: Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L Backpack

    Disclaimer: I received this product from the manufacturer for review. All opinions are my own and are my honest evaluation. I recently had the chance to review the Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AWBackpack.  This pack is a combination camera bag and technical day pack.  I used this pack on a long dayhike up the […]