Published in partnership with the American Hiking Society, Families on Foot offers practical advice and engaging activities to make hiking even more fun for families. You'll find clever ideas and inspiration that apply to kids of all ages--from tackling diaper blowouts in the backcountry to using smartphone apps and GPS to engage teenagers with nature. Information for children with special needs and seniors also is included.
Author Jennifer Pharr Davis, the former record holder of the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, together with her husband Brew Davis, marries old-fashioned know-how on safety, preparation, and trail conservation with modern day activities and technology, inspirational and interactive games, and down-and-dirty fun on the trail. Information includes smart tactics for families with kids of a variety ages on the trailfrom tackling diaper blowouts in the backcountry to getting teenagers engaged in nature with smartphone apps and GPSand is inclusive of special needs children and senior adults.
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Brew Davis guides for Blue Ridge Hiking Company. He’s an accomplished long distance hiker and ultrarunner, having hiked in all fifty states and completed the 500-mile Colorado Trail.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Make a Game Plan 1
Chapter 2 Safety on the Trail 17
Chapter 3 Purchasing and Packing Gear 39
Chapter 4 What to Expect When You're Exploring 61
Chapter 5 Honing Your Hiking Skills 75
Chapter 6 Games and Activities 93
Chapter 7 Learning, Conserving, Volunteering 117
Chapter 8 Grown-up Children and Grandparents 135
Chapter 9 Health Conditions and Special Concerns 147
Chapter 10 Where to Go 175
About the Authors 228