The Transylvania Times -

A Child As Your Guide

 

January 14, 2019

Nature enthralls young minds, and a big river like the French Broad holds many wonders from wildlife to mud to play in.

My friend Ellen asked me recently, "Would you be able to do a presentation for people in my neighborhood about hiking with grandkids?" That started my wheels turning. I not only hiked a lot with my own kids when they were young, but now I've got three grandkids with whom to share outdoor adventures. I also spend my summers leading girls ages 6 to 16 on hikes through my work at Rockbrook Camp.

As I'm sure many of you know, venturing out on the trail with kids in tow takes some extra consideration, patience and courage. Hiking with kids can allow us to re-live the excitement and wonder of ne...



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