Rebecca Walsh

49 Added | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Followers | @Rebecca19fi | My blogs have typos and my kids have dirty faces. Changing the world one trail at a time. 

31 Things That Will Make Camping With Your Kids So Much Easier

You need more than just s'mores.

Nurturing a Love of Nature in Your Child

Getting kids outside is hard, even for the most adventurous of parents. Technology has an effect on children that can rival that of ice cream trucks, …

22 Tips For Hiking With Kids That Every Parent Should Know

How to take to the trails with toddlers in tow.

9 Ways to Keep Kids Safe on a Hike

Have you ever wondered how to keep kids safe on a hike but still let them experience a day on the trails? As parents we recognize the balance between …

Hiking

Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone

<i>Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes.</i><p>Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike.<p><b>1. Test drive your backpack and shoes.</b><br>The two pieces of gear that can make you the most …

That One Time I Left My Fiancé and Fled to the Appalachian Trail

The Park Ranger parks his truck and steps over to my tent as gingerly as he could in his heavy boots. “Hello? Hey.” I poke my head out and look up to …

Hiking

12 Weird Backpacking Tips from a Thru-Hiker

There’s a lot of things you can’t buy at REI that will help make your week long backpack or thru-hike a lot more enjoyable. Below are a few tips for …

The Power of Feet - The Trek

If I’ve learned anything from hiking, it is the power of feet. Since I do not wear anything as restrictive as hiking boots on my hands, I have my …

Hiking

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail - The Trek

I’ve noticed a pattern. In my research of parks, mountains, and other places of interest on the Appalachian Trail, I’ve come across a great deal of …

Loving the Wilderness to Death - REI Co-op Journal

Only when his kayak flipped in the rapids did Jeff Marion—then a teenaged Eagle Scout—realize that wearing boots had been a bad idea. The spray skirt …

Virginia Tech

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Overview<p>From its high glacial snow fields, rounded cirques, and jagged mountain peaks to its placid lakes and stunning …

Hiking

10 long-distance hiking trails from around the world

1. Appalachian Trail<p><b>Location:</b> USA<b><br>Distance:</b> 3,500km (2,200mi)<b><br>Duration:</b> 150-210 days<p>The “AT” is perhaps the most famous of the Triple Crown trails in …

Outdoor Retail Co-Op Company REI Makes a Shift in Sales Platforms of Infant and Toddler Gear

by Erin Kirkland<p>Since the 1930’s, outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has prided itself on selling practical, durable gear to …

What a Tragic Death Taught Me About Risk in the Outdoors

<i>Note: The draft for this blog post has been saved since the first week of January.</i> <b>I haven’t had the courage to hit the ‘publish’ button. Maybe it’s</b> …

19 Off-Grid Survival Uses For A Plain Old Tarp

When it comes to expediency, a tarpaulin is one item that can easily top a survivalist’s list of must-haves. Tarpaulins have so many practical uses, …

How to Teach a Child to Love the Outdoors

A few days ago I was walking through the Kmart parking lot with my kids.<p>Yep, I said Kmart…we live in Wyoming and sometimes we shop at Kmart. We’re …

Kids

Why I Put My Babies “At Risk” By Taking Them Hiking

About a year ago I read the book ‘Up: A Mother and Daughters Peakbagging Adventure’ by Patricia Ellis Herr. In the book Herr recounts several …

Why outdoor women need each other.

<b>Hiking friends are the best kind of friends to have.</b><p><b>I think it’s because they ‘get it’…they understand the need to bag or peak, or seek solace in</b> …

7 Ways to Make Outdoor Friends

Monday’s blog post started a great discussion on our facebook page.<p>Melissa wrote, “I wish I were local to you! Or could find outdoor people here. I …

Outdoors

7 Things Keeping Us Inside (and what we can do about them)

The past two weeks have been crazy around here!<p>Moms Who Hike is up and running and taking off. A few big opportunities landed on my lap in September. …

Four Words We Need To Hear More Often

Have you ever had one of those moments where you say the wrong thing?<p>Yesterday was a pretty typical day for me but I said something that I …

7 Outdoor Pet Peeves (and what we can do about them)

I like to keep it positive around here, but every once in a while I encounter something on the trails that makes me downright angry.<p>Here’s the deal.<p>I …

How to Plan a Harvest Moon Hike

When it comes to hiking and other outdoor adventures I always like to hike in the morning.<p>Here in the Rockies getting an early start means reducing …

What Climbing Four 14ers Taught Me About My Friends

When I brought up the idea of climbing four 14-ers in one day to my local hiking group I wasn’t sure if it would be something that anyone else would …

7 Reasons Why I Hike

Have you ever looked up at a mountain and felt very small?<p>Have you ever climbed to the top of a peak, looked down and felt invincible?<p>Do you crave …

7 Amazing Outdoor Moms

I was raised by an Outdoor Mom.<p>I remember her loading my siblings and as many neighborhood kids as she could fit in our 1987 Dodge caravan and …

Meet Angela (#womenwhoinspire)

Several months ago I “met” Angela online. She had started the website, NW Healthy Mama around the same time that I launched the Hike Like A Woman …