Hiking with kids? It's never too soon, author suggests July 15, 2013 12:12 am
By Kitoko Chargois / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Think hiking with young children is a hassle?
It doesn't have to be. Jeff Alt just wrote a book full of tips and detailed instructions to make hiking with kids an adventure and even a stress reliever.
In "Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun" (Beaufort Books, $13.95), Mr. Alt, 46, draws from his own experiences to show parents and caregivers how to hike with their little ones starting from their first few months of life. He has hiked the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, and he tackled the 218-mile John Muir Trail in California with his wife, Beth.
The Alts took their daughter on her first hike to Red River Gorge in Kentucky when she was 2 months old and their son to Shenandoah National Park when he was only 6 weeks old.
The book includes chapters devoted to different age groups, backpacking, overnight trips, safety tips, using park resources, supplies you will need on the trail and more.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
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Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
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Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
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Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
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stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
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jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
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