Gear & Check Out

  • All trails we do are baby carrier friendly. Ergos and frame packs are widely used.
  • Every other week we try to plan a stroller friendly trail. Jogging strollers are suggested, as not all trails are paved.
  • Please prepare to dress yourself and your child for any kind of weather. Wool, poly pro or other moisture wicking base layers are highly suggested. Check out our resource link Wilderness for Kids for some guidance. Jen Aist's book, Babes in the Woods, which can be found on that link is super helpful. She also teaches two classes annually at Providence Hospital: Babes in the Woods & Babes in the Snow
  • Food & Water - we typically break for snack mid-way, and during the summer months often picnic at the end.
  • As we enter the winter months there can be icy conditions on the trails. A good set of cleats you can pull over your boots for added traction is a good idea, especially when wearing your child.
    • Having a State Park Parking Pass is super helpful, as most of the trails we use are in the State Park system. They can be purchased at REI or at the Federal Building at 4th and F or the Atwood Building on 7th and E, 12th Floor.
      There are a lot of fantastic second hand baby & child shops in the Anchorage area. I have had a lot of success tracking down items on craigslist.

        Gear Check Out System

        Items currently available for check out:
        • Medium Blue Peekaru vest - this fleece vest can be worn over many baby carriers, such as the ERGO, on the front or back. There is a hole for your child's head.
        • ERGObaby Performance Carrier.
        • ERGObaby organic cotton carrier.
        • Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover.
        • 12m REI fleece bunting.
        • 18m REI snowsuit.
        • 3T Molehill down suit.
        • Medium long SKHoop.
        • Medium Mid-length SKHooP.
        • Sherpani frame child carrier pack.
        If you would like to test drive one of these before you go out and invest in one, just email me ahead of time and I'll make sure it is ready to go. These items have either been donated by the manufacturers or are personally owned but always available to borrow.