Aaron and Jacqui met in graduate school, where their relationship blossomed over a shared passion for knowledge, nature, and food (in no particular order). We often talked about starting a blog on our hiking adventures and finally started our first blog when we were on our honeymoon in Alaska. Blogging may not be a typical honeymoon activity, but we enjoyed reflecting on our day together and sharing it with our family (the blog was private, at the time).
Less than a year later, we embarked on a new adventure – parenthood. While other moms-to-be poured over the pages of What to Expect When You are Expecting, Jacqui read Babes in the Woods, excitedly awaiting the day she would be able to get out and explore the world with a new addition. We were determined to continue to hike, get outdoors, and enjoy life, both for our own sake and our daughters, and the book did a great job of countering many stories about how difficult it is to do those things when you have kids. Determined and a bit stubborn, we went out on our first family hike when Sprout was less than 1 month old and went camping when she was just 2 months old! Hiking with kids, particularly a toddler, is certainly different than hiking with adults only, but it is well worth it. We enjoy sharing our adventures with those we love (all of whom live much to far away) and hopefully can inspire other families to travel and get outside!
Are you in Cache Valley and want to join us on a hike or other activities? We plan to create some events in the near future (Summer 2016) to help families with toddlers connect. Like our Facebook page to make sure you get update with any events. You can also check out our list of Utah Hikes to find a hike for you and your family.
Do you have a product or company that you think would be wonderful for outdoor families with toddlers? Contact Jacqui via email or with the contact form below. We are open to sponsors and would love to do reviews, and giveaways for products that we love. We are always looking to try new gear (I’m still looking for a carrier to fall in love with).
Do you have a question, comment, or suggestion? We’d love to hear from you!
If you happen to like holding a book in your hands, this is a great book (and short) on getting outside with babies.