Author Archives: Heidi

About Heidi

I'm a hiking, camping, reading, writing and cooking mom to two crazy boys. I love to knit in my free time.

What I Learned Hiking Mam Tor with 2 kids

I had known this for a while, but hiking was a totally centering activity. I think next time we take a trip like this we need to plan to put hiking on Day 1 or 2 instead of at the … Continue reading

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Travel Notes from Our Trip to England

I’ve been MIA due to an amazing opportunity to take my family to England. It was a really special trip for me. I was born in England and to be able to show some places to my family and to … Continue reading

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What I Learned from our First Backpacking Trip

On the first weekend in May, we packed up everything we’d need for one night and walked into the woods. Backpacking, for me, it’s the tip of the iceberg. I needed this trip to be a wild success. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Lake State Park

We headed west to Yellowstone Lake State Park recently. It was a last minute trip for us that really worked out well. Elliot had a lot of car work to do. I’ve found that the best way to handle those … Continue reading

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Lessons from the 52 Hike Challenge

I’m such a dork. I love these types of posts. Knowing what I liked and would do differently is as important to me as the activity. When I planned hikes I was more likely to complete them, anticipate them, and … Continue reading

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Riveredge Nature Center

Riveredge Nature Center has to be one of my favorite places I’ve discovered since moving back to Wisconsin. The atmosphere here is simply welcoming and heartfelt. The staff makes you feel welcome and the facilities are gorgeous. They have a … Continue reading

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Sunshine On My Shoulders

Independence Grove in Libertyville, IL. 3 miles of a unshaded gravel path. As Kate said, “Not exactly what I planned.” All around though it was a great walk. The path was quite extensive and beautiful. It had two loop options. … Continue reading

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Jacobus Park

The HikeitBaby30 is underway again. So we’re mileage focused. We started adult paced and quickly devolved back to kid exploration and then back to adult paced. I guess this isn’t much of a “hike” as most think about them. But … Continue reading

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52 Hikes

It was narrow. It was close. It wasn’t exactly what I had planned. But it’s completed. I had planned to make my last hike of the 52 hike challenge a completely solo hike. Going solo anywhere is a bit of … Continue reading

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Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Of all the things I’ve learned from the 52 hike challenge, one that sticks with me the most is that the weather doesn’t have to be perfect for it to be a good hike. Unlike our last trip to Schlitz … Continue reading

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