Podcast: Having kids only adds to the adventure 2 Comments

Curtis Linville: Adventure Sports Podcast This episode is full of profound parenting advice that you can take with you on your journey raising a family. As Kathy of Go Adventure Mom and Curtis Linville of the Adventure Sports Podcast interview each other, you’ll learn about getting your kids excited for outdoor life, why adventures don’t have to be extravagant, and the importance of simply spending time together Read more

Best Hiking Boots for Women: A Mom’s Take on Minimalist Footwear – Xero DayLite Hiking Boot Review No Comments

Best Hiking Boots for Women As a Colorado mom, it is common to transition from the grocery store and children's play dates to the outdoors.  Finding the right clothes and shoes to make the transition, while not looking grungy, can be challenging.  Luckily, Xero shoes provides an easy transition, without the clunkiness of an average hiking boot. Xero DayLite Hiking Boot Review Xero shoes is a brand that Read more

Insider Tips for Hiking Yellow Knolls Utah No Comments

Hiking Yellow Knolls Utah A few weeks ago my family was in St. George, UT for a quick getaway. We found a hike that is perfect for families. Yellow Knolls hike is in Red Cliff Desert Reserve and the trail head is a quick drive from downtown St. George. The Yellow Knolls trail head has plenty of parking, and we never saw any hikers or cars. Read more

Tips for Happy Parents Hiking with Toddlers No Comments

The Difference 1 Year Makes Hello!  I am beyond excited to join the GAM team as an ambassador.  As a working mom, it can feel challenging to connect with other moms and get practical tips for getting outdoors across work, naps and meal times.  My daughter is turning 2 this week and during our hike this past weekend, I was reflecting on how different she is Read more

10 Tips for Women Hiking the Inca Trail No Comments

  Train Three months of training is recommended. Any cardiovascular endurance training will be helpful, but spinning and steep hikes specifically will help you strengthen your quads and the support muscles surrounding your knees.  As for strength training, stairs are critical (as most of the trail is giant steps).  A stair stepper at the gym is great, just make sure to add some weighted lunges as well Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Boots 1 Comment

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Boots Did you know, every day, the average adult takes between 4,000 and 6,000 steps? Hikers take more steps than that! With the first days of Fall underway, we are starting to feel a crispness in the air. The leaves are changing and it is a great time to get outdoors and explore nature. A good pair of hiking boots helps you Read more

Tips for Hiking the Wilderness No Comments

Tips for Hiking the Wilderness Now that you have your mind set on hiking the wilderness to earn one of the pins (or all of the pins), you’ll want to make sure you follow these tips. We invite you to join us in the 365 Mile Challenge to get one outdoor mile a day! Safety is always first. No matter who you are or where you’re going, safety Read more

Earn a Wilderness Pin from the USDA No Comments

Earn a Unique Wilderness Pin from the USDA Looking for a fun way to get our kids outdoors (that doesn't involve Pokemon Go)? We've found a a fun way for kids to get rewarded for enjoying our trails. Utah is a great place for exploring. There are so many great trails that are family friendly hikes. There aren’t many things that kids can do for free anymore that Read more

5 Family Friendly Things to See and Do in Yellowstone No Comments

From the geysers, hot springs, and pools to the lakes, forests, and wildlife, Yellowstone National Park has something to excite every visitor! As a kid, I dreamed of visiting Yellowstone and have fond memories of the experiences I had there with my family.  I used up rolls and rolls of film taking pictures of the buffalo, bears, and elk that posed for us along the side Read more

Is Barefoot Running for Me? No Comments

If you're like me, running is an active way to keep in touch with yourself, the outdoors and others. Recently, my husband and I trained in barefoot running shoes for Ragnar's Wasatch Back and we were surprised by our experience. Why Barefoot Running?   The New York Times calls it "running in your birthday shoes." In the book "Born to Run" Christopher McDougall's description of Mexico's Tarahumara Indians who run barefoot made me want Read more