Eleven amazing mamas, two sisters and a sister-in-law and one daddy showed up with 11 cute little babies this morning at the Portland Audubon Society reserve. This is one of those places that it’s so easy to blast past when driving Cornell Road, but totally worth stopping.
There is a short 1 mile loop through an old growth forest with some of the trees being as old as 400 years! The peace and quiet in this little forest walk (other than the cars on Cornell going by) is amazing. The atmosphere felt like a mythical hidden forest with winding trails, huge trees, maple leaves raining down like snow and sun beams shooting through…it is almost hard to describe how peaceful and beautiful it was today.
We had a mellow bunch of babies. There were minimal blowouts and fusses, so the hike went smooth and we saw some new faces and some old faces. I was pretty psyched to see 3 women I met in Laura Cooper’s amazing pre-natal yoga. Two of the women for the first time since all of our babies were born.
On the hike all babies were under 6 months old! Way to go charging mamas. I am still so impressed when I see Mama’s out there doing stuff like this at 6 months because I know how hard it is to even brush your hair let alone get out with baby and gear for a hike. It’s so cool to be meeting such a beautiful bunch of people raising super awesome outdoors kids! I feel like if everyone had a chance to get their babies out there in nature the world would be a better place.
Hope you can make our next hike! We now have Tuesday, Wednesday and some saturdays. Expect more hikes on the calendar so keep checking daily.
Also don’t forget as it starts raining use the code “SHANTI” on Togethergear.com for $10 off on a Mama Poncho. I will be bringing some demos on to hikes coming up!
See you all next week. We will reverse the hikes so Audobon on Tuesday and Council Crest on Wednesday. For future reference on this hike, if there is no parking at the Audubon society, you can park in the Upper Macleay lot. And for those ladies wanting a REALLY badass hike you can meet the 10am crew at Audubon and hike up from Upshur street through Lower Macleay park!