family hiking essentials
We’ve lived in Colorado for over 2 1/2 years now and I am STILL blown away by the ability we have to go for hikes whenever we want to. I LOVE living this close to the mountains and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it! Michael got a hiking backpack [to carry Shiloh in] for Christmas and back then…we couldn’t wait until Shiloh was big enough to take her for hikes in it! I’ve posted a few stories of us going on hikes together and several of you have asked about the hiking backpack we use…so I wanted to share that with y’all today, along with a few other hiking essentials we love from Backcountry!
I was really curious to see how hiking went with Shiloh. Michael and I both love going for long, pretty challenging hikes and I was worried that Shiloh wouldn’t last very long. We were super surprised though on the very first hike we took her on in this hiking baby carrier backpack! She LOVED it! She was super comfortable and secure in there, and loved observing all the sights and sounds on our hike. On our first hike, we just did a 3ish mile hike and she did GREAT! She was so happy in the pack and even fell asleep in it towards the end of the hike!
Michael also likes the hiking backpack a lot because he said it distributes her weight really well and provides great back support. We also like it because there are compartments in the pack, so you can still carry the baby plus all of your snacks and other hiking necessities. The pack also has an aluminum frame with fold-out stand, so you can stabilize it on even surfaces.
Since we moved to Colorado in 2017… Backcountry has become a regular shopping destination for us. In the winter months, we’re always grabbing something new from Backcountry for ski season, and in the summer, Backcountry has everything we need and more for summer hikes! Rounding up a few of our summer hiking essentials from backcountry below:
If you also live close to the mountains or are thinking about a summer hiking trip…definitely check out Backcountry for everything you’ll need to make the adventure as fun and as easy as possible! And you can get 15% off your first purchase (including these hiking essentials!) from Backcountry with code LAURENKS15. Hiking truly one of our favorite activities as a family and I think everyone should experience it at some point. We’ve had some of our best conversations on these hikes – dreaming about the future, growing closer as a couple, all while soaking in the beauty of God’s creation!
Thanks for reading!
This post was created in collaboration with Backcountry. As always, all thoughts + opinions are my own!