4 Quick City Trails

One of my favorite activities is hiking. I love exploring trails around Portland, getting out to the Gorge, and if […]

the Big Latch On – On Trail

  We are gearing up for The Big Latch On – On trail August 1, and hope you will join […]

My Current Five Favorite Hikes

1. Dog Mountain. Hard. Steep. Beautiful. Work up to this one. The wildflowers are amazing. Don’t bring a dog! Poison […]

Gear That Matters

Lately I have been hiking a lot. This has been great, but it’s also made me stop and think pretty […]

To Camp or Not to Camp

I’ll admit it, there are moments when heading out for a camping trip with Mason feels like a major undertaking with […]

Emergency Trail Smarts with Babies

Heading out on to a trail into the backcountry may seem like a “forget about it” to many who have […]

Hike it Baby on KATU News

Six mamas and a grandma made it to Mt. Tabor this morning for a special KATU NEWS live toss to Valerie […]

Family Vacations That Matter

It’s midday and I am sitting in Yosemite in the campground while Mason naps in the trailer peacefully. A warm […]

Bag Up Your Stuff

Do you ever feel like you are mired down in stuff? I do. This week we have been delving into […]