I have a confession to make. I hate exercising! However, I do love being outdoors and exploring and experiencing new scenery. I also love sharing these experiences with my young children and I'm determined to prove that hiking and exploring with kids can be stress free. Am I crazy?
In case you’re new to the scene, like me, here’s the scoop: microspikes are a step down from crampons, tiny sets of metal spikes attached to rubber that quickly and easily snaps up and around your regular hiking boots.
I'm typically an indoor kind of lady. I'm very good at staying home, curling up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a book, reading the day away. As a kid, our family vacations were to Amway Conventions, where my sister and I were mostly stuck in hotel lobbies, waiting for my parents to finish being lectured at. I was never in Girl Scouts. I was never taught how to navigate through the woods or start a fire.
You should always be safe in the great outdoors, but the importance grows when you’re all alone.