hubby and i live in the mountains and we often hike on local trails that can sometimes be a little rough and narrow. i think we'll probably babywear while hiking but is there a mountain version of a stroller?
Mostly when hiking we babywear - if it's a REALLY easy/flat/gravel or dirt trail we might use the Bob Revolution stroller. But it'd need to be a pretty easy trail, too many dips/roots/etc. will be too much for a stroller even a good jogging stroller with shocks.
We've got a Mountain Buggy Terrain (got it from friends, who already used it for years with their 3 children!). It is excellent. I need it just to manouver the steep, uneven and curvy streets and sidewalks of our suburb! I've used this one, as well as other push-chairs as a nanny around here for years, and I think the Mountain Buggies are best. (Phil & Teds are good too, but more expensive). However, it works really well in the bush, is extremely sturdy and has a strap from the handle that I always put around my wrist - in particular to make sure I don't drop the stroller when walking down very steep roads.<br><br>
It is also the <i>only</i> place DD has ever wanted to take her day-time sleeps in! We do use a sling, but it has taken months to get DD to accept it - she hated it at the beginning!