This year we have had the chance to interview so many inspiring humans hiking trails all over the world. 2017 was the year of empowered individuals looking to accomplish the unthinkable. In February, right before I had Patrick, I read a blog post about a couple that was gearing up for their thru-hike with their infant. It was one of the most inspiring stories I have followed on social media and encompassed exactly what Backcountry Momma is all about. Adventure is possible no
It can be intimidating bringing a newborn out into the woods for the first time. Having the comfort of your home and all the fun amenities for baby can be hard to leave behind. Five months after our little fella was born and finally sleeping through the night, we thought it was the perfect time to get out and get some fresh air for a couple nights. Although most trips don’t go as planned with little nuggets, one thing we did right was get everything he needed into our packs!
Most times when hiking, we learn our lessons the hard way. From forgetting an essential item, to pushing yourself too hard, or learning your equipment doesn't fit you right when out on the trail, we come across some obstacles that we have to adapt and learn from. My husband and I had one of those days where every single thing seemed to go wrong, and let me tell you, we learned the hardest lesson of all. When Patrick arrived in February, we both were so excited for the times o