Exploring National Parks with Teenagers

exploring national parks with teens

Since my kids were babies, my husband and I have exposed them extensively to outdoor recreational activities, mainly in the form of hiking and backpacking.  Our family vacations often revolve around visiting a national park, to expose our kids to what we wholeheartedly believe are “America’s Best Idea.” Our kids are older now (15, 13 … Read more

Top Gear for Hiking Dogs

Puffy Doggy Jacket from Stunt Puppy

Here at Tales of a Mountain Mama, we are all about quality outdoor gear for our families….including the four-legged members!  We have put together a list of our most-trusted dog packs, jackets, collars, bowls, and other important gear for our hiking dogs. Looking for outdoor dog gifts?? Check out our full post here! As an … Read more

Hiking Safety Tips for Fall

Fall Hiking Safety

Hiking Safety Tips for Fall I’m on my county’s search and rescue team, and educating hikers about how to hike safely is one of my greatest passions as a SAR member and blogger. I’ve gathered my favorite hiking safety tips for fall below. These apply to hikers of all ages. While there are certain things we … Read more