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Kim Lipker

Kim Lipker

    Kim Lipker grew up in Colorado loving the outdoors from an early age. She is the author of four books for Menasha Ridge Press, 60 Hikes with 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder, Day & Overnight Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park, Smart & Savvy Hiking: What Every Woman Needs to Know on the Trail. and The Best in Tent Camping: Colorado (with Johnny Molloy). She also wrote The Unofficial Guide to Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns in the Rockies (Hungry Minds). In addition to writing books, Kim writes a regular parenting column and other features for Rocky Mountain Parent Magazine. For the Web site Away.com, she contributes features, ratings, and reviews covering parks, active sports, and outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains and Hawaii.
    Considered an expert on the Rocky Mountains by her guidebook peers, Kim has been at the writing thing for a while, having had her first news article published at age 12 and later earning a journalism degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia.

    Kim lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her three children, Anna, Alex, and Emma. For more information on her upcoming projects, visit her blog at trekalong.com/lipker.

Recent Trekalong Posts By Kim Lipker

  • Fort Collins, Colorado Hiking

    The hiking season is here and I’m ready to go. With a new book out and a few more in the hopper, I am staying close to home this summer. If you have any favorite local hikes, please let me know. The hikes need to be less than ...

  • Book signing at Boulder Book Store!

    Thank you to everyone that attended the event at the Boulder Book Store. I appreciate your support and for making the trek on a rainy, Wednesday evening. Please join me at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., May 28, 2008 for my official book-releas...

  • Book signing at Tattered Cover!

    Please join me at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., July 1 at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue where I will sign Day & Overnight Hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Tattered Cover is located at 2526 East Colfax Avenue. Hope to see you th...

  • Get motivated and define your goals

    Now that spring is here, and summer is within reach, it is the perfect time to start motivating yourself to organize your upcoming hiking season! The first step is to define your hiking goals. In my book Smart and Savvy Hiking I outline...

  • Go on a subtraction diet for more hiking time

    All of us have busy and hectic lives, and sometimes our priorities get lost on the non-essentials. In continuing to set up your hiking plan, here is another hurdle to discuss briefly today to help you move even closer to achieving you...

  • Reschedule your schedule to make hiking a priority

    One more hurdle to discuss today moving you even closer to achieving your hiking goals is the process of rescheduling your schedule. Make hiking a nonnegotiable calendar item and work other things around it. A goal will never be realiz...

  • Make time for hiking, and quit feeling guilty!

    If you really want to make hiking a part of your life try to set aside time for at least one hike per week. Your kids, job, and other responsibilities may make the scheduling difficult, but a little time for YOU can do a lot of good for...

  • Catch on to Geocaching

    Geocaching is a worldwide craze that promises to greatly expand your hiking range and self-assurance on wilderness trails, while at the same time providing some great adventure. Geocaching is a one-size-fits-all outdoor activity. Yo...

  • Hiking with kids

    As a general rule set your hiking goals for your family or group based on the youngest child’s ability, and make sure that no child ever walks or runs beyond immediate sight of at least one adult. Here is a brief guide to hiking w...

  • Begin journaling the journey

    Keeping a journal can be a lifesaver to keep your thoughts, ideas and feelings in one place, as well as an interesting way to get to know yourself. Remember when you were a little girl with your first diary with lock and key? Let the ...

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