When we first moved to McMinnville, I was thrilled to discover some beautiful and runnable trails in a nearby conservation area. I wrote about it before, when I nearly ran into a baby deer while training for the Portland Marathon.
Mommy and baby hike with my @gopro walking stick (monopod). Our carrier pack does a good job with the back carry but it requires help. Looking at getting one that I can put him in and out in on myself. Anyone out there have recommendations? So far I like the look of ones from @stokkebaby or @onyababy.
About Miller Woods from their website:
The 130 acres of forest and grass land that make up Miller Woods were bequeathed to the Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District by Frieda Miller in 2004. The property contains a wide array of ecosystems ranging from hayfield and oak savannah to timber stands of varying ages, ponds, and streams which are home to a diverse group of native plants, birds, and other wildlife.
Hiking with Baby
I hope J-dubs falls in love with the outdoors. Letting him explore nature at an early age is part of my master plan. We’ve been bringing him here since he was just 3 months old!
There are many patches of trail at Miller Woods where I feel safe letting my beginning walker have a go. And, for a good mommy-workout, wearing my 20lb progeny for a 3+ mile hike is as good as it gets!
Watch the video for a glimpse of the trails!
Miller Woods 10K
This next weekend there is a 10k at Miller Woods! This race is a fundraiser for build restrooms! I’m certainly not afraid of port-a-pottys but a good park restroom does make it a lot easier when the kiddos get older.
I won’t be running this race as I’m still recovering from the transplant. So I hope they do it again next year.
Here are a few more photos of Miller Woods magic! Follow me on Instagram to see more of our Pacific Northwest adventures.