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Tips for Hiking with Kids

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Tips for Hiking with Kids

We believe that hiking with children doesn't have to be a chore. We want to you to be able to get out the same way you did before! Employees of My Trail have hiked with children ranging from 6 months to 12 years old and here is what we have discovered! 1. Let the kids help plan!  If the kids are apart of the planning they are more likely to enjoy it. Often, when hiking with kids we look for the flattest or shortest distance trails, but if you engage your kiddos in the discussion you may find that they...

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Day hikes for everyone!

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Day hikes for everyone!

Not all trails have to be a weekend endeavor, or even a full day endeavor! There are tons of close, short, and easy day hikes that allow you to feed your inner outdoor enthusiast without stressing out about gear or route details. Driving in mountain traffic throughout the front range can be daunting, below are close hikes to front range cities that are suited for all levels of fitness and are within 30-45 minutes from the city and require minimal prep.  Glendale Farm Trail- Featured picture from dayhikesnearDenver.com  Near Littleton, CO Offers off-leash dog area  Easy Hiking loops & mountain biking...

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Camp Hale: The Country's First National Historic Landscape

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Camp Hale: The Country's First National Historic Landscape

Recently, we partnered up with Conservation Colorado, Continental Divide Coalition, Veterans Voice, and Wilderness Workshop to organize a hike that would showcase the states efforts to protect and preserve pristine natural areas. According to Veterans Voice Foundation, local community members of Eagle and Summit counties in Colorado have been coming together to protect public lands. The Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act was introduced by Rep. Jared Polis and would preserve roughly 58,000 acres in Summit and Eagle counties as wilderness and special management areas. As a part of this efforts, Senator Michael Bennet worked on passing legislation that would protect...

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Backpacking Ultralight: What does that mean and how to get started

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Backpacking Ultralight: What does that mean and how to get started

Working with light gear I am often asked what are the benefits of going lighter or 'ultralight'? Many times I respond with, "Why carry more than you have to, when you can carry less and enjoy your trek more?" But feeling that my answer is a little vague and lacking substance, I did some research to learn what it truly means to be an ultralight backpacker. After researching, it is clear to say that I pack light, however am not a true ultralightist!   Why go ultralight?  Go ultralight for yourself! Going ultralight shouldn't be about sacrifice or discomfort, it...

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Our Products: Backpack Light 50L hits the trails!

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Our Products: Backpack Light 50L hits the trails!

Our products are designed to accommodate the widest range of outdoor enthusiast. To show how diverse our Backpack Lt 50L is, I asked 3 of my co-workers what are some of their favorite summits or trails they have been on with our pack- below is what they told me. Interestingly enough, their answers where just as diverse as our pack! 1. Haleakala, HI   Truly a special hike that must be done if you ever make it to Maui. One of our founder's all-time favorite adventures was reaching the summit of this volcano. While, not technically difficult, the large elevation...

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