Moms Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

Moms Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

by Heather Balogh Rochfort
Moms Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

Moms Who Hike: Walking with America's Most Inspiring Adventurers

by Heather Balogh Rochfort


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Moms Who Hike celebrates the athleticism, wisdom, and skill of over twenty of America’s most inspiring adventurer mothers ranging from legends to rising stars of today. The book is both inspirational and aspirational as each adventurer tells her story in her own words through featuring their favorite hike, highlighting personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as providing readers with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in hiking but in life. The profiles are complemented by stunning color photographs. Each profile includes a map of the hike being profiled, hike specs, miles and directions, GPS coordinates to the trailhead, and a sidebar of something noteworthy about the hike, the location, or the adventurer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493058280
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 06/15/2021
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Heather Balogh Rochfort is a freelance writer and author of three books: Backpacking 101, Sleeping Bags to S’mores, and Women Who Hike. She is a frequent gear writer for REI and has bylines in publications like The Washington Post, Afar, Men’s Journal, Backpacker, Outside, Sierra, and more. Heather is also the co-founder of WildKind, a digital membership community dedicated to engaging and educating families to get outside in a meaningful way. An enthusiastic hiker, backcountry skier, backpacker, and trail runner, she lives in Carbondale, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog.

Table of Contents

Foreword Brooke Murray viii

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xi

How to Use This Guide xiii

Before You Hit the Trail xv

1 Cassie Abel 1

Proctor Mountain Loop, Sun Valley, Idaho

2 Melody Buck Forsyth 9

Tower Bridge Trail, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

3 Lara Dorman 18

Iceberg Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

4 Dineo Dowd 28

Parfrey's Glen, Merrimac, Wisconsin

5 Cherine Gibbons 36

Wedge mount Lake, Whistler. British Columbia, Canada

6 Ilana Jesse 46

Pikes Peak via the Ban Trail, Colorado Springs, Colorado

7 Caitlin Landesberg 56

The Ninja Loop, San Francisco, California

8 Amelia Mayer 65

Phelps Lake Loop Trail, Jackson, Wyoming

9 Christina McEvoy 74

Havasu Falls, Supai, Arizona

10 Nataliya Moon 86

Jade Lake, Cle Blum, Washington

11 Chelsea Murphy 97

Wedge Mountain, Leavenworth, Washington

12 Brooke Murray 107

Mount Timpanogos via Aspen Grove Trail, Alpine, Utah

13 Jennifer Pharr Davis 116

Petroglyph Canyon Trail, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

14 Shon't Savage 125

Shi Shi Beach, Neah Bay, Washington

15 Angel Tadytin 134

Rainbow Bridge North Trail, Page, Arizona

16 Jenny Taylor 144

Goose Creek Falls Trail, McCall, Idaho

17 Sachi Thornley 154

Lower Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

18 Kylee Toth 165

Bow Hut Route, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

19 Verna Volker 175

Jensen Lake Trail, Eagan, Minnesota

20 Felicia Wong 182

Vernal Falls via the Mist Trail, Yosemite National Park, California

Index 192

About the Author 199

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