Year: 2018

10 tips for hiking Havasupai with Kids

  Quick Facts for Hiking Havasu Falls –First day to get camping permits: February 1st at 8 AM (reservations Feb 2018 sold out in 30 minutes for the entire year so be ready) –Cost to camp at Havasu Falls: There is a maximum of 4 Days / 3 Nights per reservation. You are welcome to make multiple back-to-back reservations to extend your stay if those dates are still available (however, there are no refunds on any resulting pricing differences). Pricing for 2018 is as follows and includes all necessary permits, fees, and taxes: One Person, 2 Days / 1 Night: $140.56 One Person, 3 Days / 2 Nights: $171.12 One Person, 4 Days / 3 Nights: $201.67 Weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Holiday weekday nights (February 19, May 28, July 4, September 3, October 8), and Spring Break weekday nights (March 5-8 and 19-22) are an additional $18.34 per night. –Online Camping Permits -Phone number is (928) 448-2121 – Trail Length from Haulapai Hilltop (trailhead) to Havasu Fall: 22.1 Miles round trip (the mileage can …

Redwood Constellation Rooftop Tent from Treeline Outdoors

The rooftop tent from Treeline Outdoors has revolutionized the way our family camps. We spent this past summer out almost every weekend and spent 10 day traveling through Utah camping in our tent. In our 10 day traveling with the tent we saw heavy wind storms, rain, flash flooding and warm and cold days and nights. This tent has passed the test and kept our family dry, warm and safe from the elements. This tent has allowed us the flexibility to pick up and move on with ease to the next amazing destination. Our pack up times with the tent takes us only but a few minutes and the fact that we can just leave our sleeping bags in the tent is a plus.  We spent 4 days in Zion National Park and we were able to leave the tent open while we were out hiking and exploring the Park. The other places around Utah we did not spend more the 2 nights in one place so it was easy to just fold in the …

Tips for a successful hike with toddlers

Hiking with toddlers is not always sunshine and rainbows and I don’t ever want you to think that it is or that we have it “all together” because that’s just not true. We have had our fair share of melt-downs, diaper blowouts and carrying kids back to the car. Hiking with toddlers can sometimes be exhausting. We have been there and still sometimes experience those things. However, it’s getting better and we are learning. We hiked before kids, but now we are learning to hike with kids and have been doing so since our oldest was born five years ago. These are some things that we have learned to have a successful hike with our 3 kids (all 5 and under). Let them help select the hiking trail. Choose a couple trails that have rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and cool rock formations to climb on and let your kids choose which trail to do. Getting your kids involved in the planning process help them feel more ownership and motivate when hiking! Also, knowing the things they …

Packing List for Backpacking to Havasupai with Kids

Backpack (rain cover for pack) Kid Carrier Backpacking Tent (similar) Sleeping bag x3 Dad | Mom (similar) | Kids (buy compression sacks for sleeping bags) We only bought 3 sleeping bag because our kids are young enough to share. I shared my sleeping bag with our middle son and our oldest son shared with daughter. Sleeping bags are the hardest part of this packing list and you have to figure out how this works for you! Sleeping Pad 3L+ Water Blatter Water Filter JetBoil + Fuel Mountain House Camping Meals -We brought more food then we needed. (We brought 12 meals, but only used 8 meals. Most meals are 2 to 3 servings in one pack.) Spork x5 Snacks- We brought chewy bars, trail mix, fruit leathers, protein bites and treats. Trash bag (pack in pack out) Large Ziplocks Bags x4 Wipes 3 diapers (all of our children are potty trained! This was a just in case for our youngest because she had just been potty trained for a month) The store in the village does carry diapers, but we don’t know if …

Road Trip Across New Zealand with Kids- North Island

Our family spent 2 weeks traveling around New Zealand. The first week we rented an RV from Mighway and traveled around the North Island hiking and spending time catching the waves. Thanks for joining our adventure! Be sure to check us out on Instagram for more fun at @hikingtheglobewithkids Places we traveled in order of appearance: Long’s Bay Regional Park Matapouri Bay – Mermaid Pools Hot Water Beach Cathedral Cove Waiheke Island Ferry   Accommodations: Freedom Camping found on Campermate Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park   Music by: Great Days – Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud/gr… Happy Life – FREDJI https://soundcloud.com/fredjimusic/fr… Last Summer – Music by: https://www.soundcloud.com/ikson