All posts tagged: Trails

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 …

What’s in our Hiking Daypack?

We get a lot of questions about what is in our hiking daypack? We have included links to some of the products we use. Our Pack: –First aid kit (which includes sunscreen, a lighter, emergency blanket and a knife/multipurpose tool) –Water in hydration pack –Lifestraw -Jacket Women or this one. Men or this one. -Change of clothing for the kids (in case of accidents) we use Rags to Raches because they are super easy to get on and off, light weight and fold up small helping us save space. – Snacks (to help energize and motivate kids on the trail) lots of fruits and vegetables plus we bring bars and dried fruit and seeds. -Wipes -Diapers (2+) -Ziploc or a bag for trash (make sure you take out everything you bought with you on the trail) -Fully charged phone (Alltrails app for a map | Flashlight | To call for help in case of an emergency) -Epipen (our son has a peanut allergy) Kids Pack’s: –Water in hydration pack –Jacket or this one. -Snacks –Whistle (in case …

Using Nature to find One on One Time with the Kids

I’m a mom with three toddlers (all four and under). I want to spend one-on-one time with all of them. I don’t know about you, but for me finding time to give undivided one on one attention to each of them is almost impossible. Life at home is just too crazy! I’m feeding, cleaning, changing diapers, doing potty breaks, refereeing my boys, meal planning and acting as climbing gym for all my kiddos to climb on.  At home, each of my kids wants my attention. Every day.  I just can’t give it without causing one of them to feel left out. But when we’re outdoor adventuring that changes. I find it easy to provide the one on one time that my kids are wanting and craving.   One of the reasons we love spending so much time in nature is because it allows us to disconnect, slow down and spend time as a family without any distractions. The kids are all preoccupied with their surroundings, exploring nature and taking in the beauty, that they don’t …

A Hike for the Books

On most weekends you can find our family out hiking around different parts of Colorado. For us hiking allows us to slow down, explore and enjoy time as a family. There are no distractions or places to be, just the mountains and us! We feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful place and explore it with our kids! Hiking honestly allows for a different experience each and every time we go! The landscape, the colors, the textures, and the wildlife, I don’t know how you could ever get bored! However hiking with toddlers can sometimes be a whole different story! We like to be creative with our hikes and find trails that offer more than just walking! We find trails that our kids can explore lakes, waterfalls, rock formations and wildlife. I think kids, or at least my kids, are more than just visual they like to touch, climb, throw and explore. Throwing rocks into the water, playing in the river and climbing on boulders, these are the moments that my kids remember. …