I’ve set a goal for us this spring; to take a significant hike each week on a different trail. (Significant just means we push ourselves in duration based on the shortest-legged person in the group: Rowan.)
So far we’ve been doing pretty awesome with the goal. It has made me let go preferring the kitchen cleaned up and other daily household-maintenance tasks done before we walk out the door. No, we all eat, get dressed for hiking, make up a hiking bar, and head out the door. It’s actually liberating for me to just walk away from the mess/undoneness of the house some mornings and get into the fresh air.)
Making some protein-packed, fun energy bar (and keeping it low sugar) is really one of our favorite parts of hiking. I mean, come on. Nourishing, tasty food makes experiences in life exciting and memorable.