Safe Summer Hiking With Kids + Sierra Trading Post Giveaway

Check out our teaser of a post published on Sierra Trading Post’s HUB below + a sweet giveaway at the very bottom!

 

Safe Summer Hiking With Kids + Sierra Trading Post GiveawayHiking in the summer months is beautiful, epic, and something I recommend for everyone. However, the heat of the summer is also nothing to be taken lightly, especially with kids. They are less able to be aware of what their body needs, are more susceptible to heat problems, and seldom have the capacity to let someone else know if there is an issue

Children’s smaller bodies generate more heat for the same amount of activity and they sweat less. Most important to note – the younger the child, the less developed the internal heat-regulating system. Just like adults, children need to be well-hydrated and have enough electrolytes and calories for their body to work effectively on the trail.

A hike is always more enjoyable AND successful when everyone is comfortable and happy. Just like the winter, having the right gear (primarily adequate sun protection) is crucial. Be aware of the possibility of changing conditions – just because the day starts off cloudy and cool doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

I’ve put together a list of some of our best tips for happy and safe hot-weather hiking with kids.

You can read the full list of tips over at the HUB at Sierra Trading Post.

 

Coming up:

Next week be sure to check in for some of our best gear tips for kids + a giveaway (or two…) for kids AND adults.

 

Coupon code:

Head on over to Sierra Trading Post (affiliate link) and use code  SHUB73114 to save 30% (good through 8/31/14)! Some exclusions apply.  And thanks so much for clicking through that affiliate link – the prices are the same for you, but it helps offset the cost (and time) of this blog just a teeny bit.

 

Win from Sierra Trading Post!

We’re excited to be able to give away THREE $50 gift cards to Sierra Trading post.  It’s a perk of us being a part of Team Sierra.  Here’s the kicker: We are giving away TWO here, and one more on our Facebook page (so check it out this morning to see how to get yourself entered for that third one!).

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter to win one of those two we are giving away here. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!

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Amelia lives with her husband and three young children in Yellowstone National Park. As a family, they believe that life is precious, short and should be lived to the fullest. That includes introducing a life of adventures for their boys in the form of skiing, hiking, biking, running, camping and lots of outdoor playing. Amelia writes at Tales of a Mountain Mama in an attempt to inspire others to get outside daily too with tips and tricks, stories and lots of gear reviews.

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  1. Deborah Gardner says:
  2. Sarah Austin says:

    I have bought quite a few pair of Keens from STP, love the great prices. If I see something I like I jump on it, since popular items can sellout. Also bought my daughter a Colombian jacket too, it was super cute.

  3. Are we also supposed to comment here? I would get the Teva Zilch Sport Sandals – Minimalist (For Kids and Youth)
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/teva-zilch-sport-sandals-minimalist-for-kids-and-youth~p~5337n/?filterString=kids-sandals~d~7130%2F&colorFamily=02

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