My kids hiking the Gunsight Pass Trail in Glacier National Park.

A Survival Guide For the Outdoors Lover Who’s a New Parent

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By Michael Lanza

So, you’ve been an avid [circle all appropriate terms: hiker/backpacker/climber/trail runner/skier/kayaker] for years, and now you’re spending big chunks of your days changing diapers and your nights wondering when you’ll sleep again. You’ve never gone this long without getting out into the mountains, and you see no remedy for that shortfall in the foreseeable future. Your new baby is more wonderful than you’d ever imagined—and yet, you’re feeling a little despair over what’s missing from your life lately.

I know where your head is right now. And I have good news for you: I’ve seen the bright light at the end of the tunnel, and you can get there faster than you might think.

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One Response to A Survival Guide For the Outdoors Lover Who’s a New Parent

  1. Jernej   |  June 19, 2017 at 5:48 am

    As a father of a 2 month old girl I totally get it… the day they got released from the hospital we didn’t drive, we walked the longer way home even though it was windy and cold. And she’s been spending time outside nearly every day since. Obviously I’ve had to adjust my expectations but I’m (so far) doing fine with small steps.

    Nearly everyone will say you’re crazy. But those same people consider riding a bike in anything but perfect warm weather as crazy.

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