10k Women Trail Project: Celebrating women on trail

  A year ago, Hike it Baby launched the 10,000 Women Trail Project, an initiative funded by REI’s Force of […]

Trekking Poles: Why EVERY hiker should use them

Trekking poles are an essential piece of gear for anyone wanting to get some elevation. But did you know that […]

Finding Balance in the Outdoors

“Look! A Fwog! Come on, Mommy!” cries my almost 3-year-old son as he grabs my hand and directs me to […]

How to stay fresh and clean on trail

Getting out on a long hike or an overnight backpacking trip can bring a huge sense of accomplishment and create […]

5 Hiking essentials that are worth your money

When my family relocated to Vermont in the Spring of 2017, we suddenly found ourselves with a ton of free […]

Finding a Hiking Community – How to Encourage Others to Hike with You

So you’ve decided you want to share your love of the outdoors with others, but how do you encourage people […]

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We often talk about inspiring wellness here at Hike it Baby. It’s so important that it is one of our […]

5 Guilt-Free Ways to Make Yourself a Priority

“I’ll take care of myself tomorrow” shouldn’t be a lie we tell ourselves, but we’ve all said it. And we’ll […]

4 Tips for Pumping on Trail

I had a really hard time taking care of my needs after the birth of my first child. So, when […]

Hiking Essentials – What to Wear When Hiking

In the previous two installments of our “Hiking Essentials” series, we discussed what to bring with you on a day […]

Camping with a Group: How to Organize a Stellar Ladies’ Weekend

I was watching wild, and not the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, when I realized that I needed a break. My […]

Hiking Essentials: Staying Safe on the Trail

“Hike safely!” These are the words that always come out of my mother’s mouth when I call her to relay […]

10K Women Trail Project: More Than a Challenge … It’s a Community

As a busy woman running around, often feeling like a big hot mess, I find that I never really realize […]

10 Reasons why getting out in the cold is good for your soul

It’s that time of year again. It seems to sneak up on us. One minute you’re out enjoying summer and […]

Who Inspires You: Gaining Inspiration and Perspective on Trail

Who inspires you to get outdoors? In this article, Hike it Baby founder Shanti Hodges shares how her sister inspires […]

Menstruation, the Trailhead and You

I had just started a new medication which had the lovely side effect of increasing the flow rate of my […]