National Take a Hike Day is coming up soon, on November 17th, 2014. Just because it is in late fall is no reason to not get out for a hike! If I have learned anything from my youngest children, who are in an all-outdoor preschool this year, as long as one is prepared, it can still be any enjoyable outing. Cool air, that feels so clean from the fall rains and the temperature is right where I like it!
The fall basics are essential: Dry socks, waterproof boots, a waterproof jacket and pants (preferably ones that breathe), a warm hat and gloves…..and dry clothing in the car to change into after!
And most of all, make sure you take plenty of liquids – it is easy to forget to drink in cooler weather (we take hot drinks when snowshoeing for example!) and make sure you have plenty of dense, calorie-rich and high protein snacks to keep you fueled.
One doesn’t have to go far either – take the time to see what you have near where you live. It doesn’t have to be a long drive or even a long hike. There is beauty to be found in nearly anywhere. I take the boys often to the trails in our local arboretum, and see new things every time. They wear out energy, Momma gets time to breathe and relax.
LÄRABAR is a proud sponsor of National Take a Hike Day – and look what we have been having fun with! Bars, treats, new hiking socks? It felt like a fall shakedown for our packs 😉
LÄRABAR, the Original Fruit and Nut Bar™, is a gluten-free blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices, with some flavors including coconut oil, chocolate chips or other simple ingredients. The bars are made from whole foods and each indulgent flavor contains no more than nine ingredients, and at least ¼ cup of fruit or more. Each 1.6oz bar is non-GMO, gluten-free, Kosher and some are Fair Trade Certified. We’ve been sampling: Apple Pie, Banana Bread, Blueberry Muffin, Carrot Cake, Cherry Pie, Chocolate Chip Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Coconut Chew, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Coconut Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Cookie, and Pecan Pie. A well stocked food bag I can tell you!
And we have been also sampling RENOLA – a grain-free, gluten-free mix of non-GMO fruits, nuts and seeds. RENOLA is in convenient, single-serve packets for on-the-go consumption. Cinnamon Nut, Cocoa Coconut and Berry, which of those are my favorite? The Berry is my favorite! One often thinks of “granola” being dry and crunchy, RENOLA is flavorful, great texture (crunchy, yet moist!) and easy to shake out. You can eat it like trail mix, or have it as a cereal.
LÄRABAR is sponsoring a giveaway for one winner, for a tasty treat filled box of LÄRABAR and RENOLA, to keep the lucky winners backpack nicely filled. 16 bars and RENOLA? This is a giveaway you’ll be craving!
To enter, visit LÄRABAR and RENOLA to pursue all the flavors and leave a comment below – tell us what is your favorite flavor of LÄRABAR, if you have tried them, or what flavor you’d love to try. Would you take them hiking with you? Will you get out on National Take A Hike Day?
We will pick the winner using Random.org on Monday November 9th, 2014. Winner must live in the United States and be 18+, and will be notified via email.
FTC Disclosure: Thanks to LÄRABAR for sponsoring today’s post and hopefully inspiring everyone to get outside this coming November 17th!