A Beginners Guide to Hiking: The Otts Take the Rockies

Our family has been taking trips to hike in national parks for the past three years. Over that time, we have loved getting to understand hiking culture. We started hiking like you start anything—unprepared, innocent, ready and able to make mistakes. Mistakes like starting a hike at the wrong end, so what is meant to be an easy descent from a peak becomes a brutal climb with no views. (No, we do…