Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Taiga Trekkers Turns One!

It has been a crazy couple of months and I completely lost track of time. I had it stuck in my head that our first hike last year was in April. Looking back through my records it looks like the first hike was March 25th, 2010. The first trek was just another mama, me and our 2 kids, then no one showed up for the second, then 3 for the third and it kept growing from there! We now have about 60 parents who have hiked with us and their kids, not all at one time, but over the course of the year and more joining.

It humbles me to see so many active parents getting outside with their little ones. I feel I have benefited so much from organizing this group! The conversations we have had on the trail have kept me centered, validated my choices as a parent, shown me I'm not alone, and provided me great inspiration for things I can do with my family. In Alaska, so many of us are thousands of miles away from the places we grew up, raising our children with out the help of family close by and our friends truly become our surrogate families! Thank you for being a part of the Trekker family!

We'll have to have a little party after one of the hikes in April to mark the occasion!

It's truly amazing to see how much our children have grown, and how much they love being outside! When we started this group, some of the kids were very new walkers, wobbly on their feet... now they're hiking parts of the trail themselves!

Here's a look back at some of the Treks over the past year!


  1. Wonderful post! I haven't been able to attend many of these hikes, but I look forward to doing so this summer when I discontinue daycare. The pictures are great, thanks for sharing!

  2. Amazing what you started Harmony!

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  4. Definitely has afforded us the opportunity to not feel abashed going into the outdoors.... particularly in winter! I never thought I would be hiking in the winter with a wee one--- and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Thank you again-- look forward to many more.. especially now that Zephyr can start trekking on his own! :)

  5. Love this group, helped me get through my first real winter ever!

  6. you are our extended family and we are thankful everyone is so accepting, thoughtful, vibrant, welcoming, inviting and special. looking forward to many winters, springs, summers and falls full of adventures...together!