Hiking With Kids – Make It A Day Trip

Hiking with kids can be a lot of fun. Starting kids hiking young is a great way to build their endurance and love for the outdoors, but you can start at any age. The Whitefish area is near many trails. A nice hike makes a good day trip from most resorts. Here are a few tips to get you started.

  1. Make safety a priority - always let someone know where your going and when you plan to be back.
  2. Always carry a first aid kid and a fire starter kit - whistles and fireproof match are also a good idea.
  3. Bring plenty of water - keep extra in the car for the return trip in case you run out on the trail.
  4. Take a map and a compass - know how to use them.
  5. Take many snacks - it helps to let the kids help prepare the snacks so everyone gets something they like.
  6. Invest in good shoes - make sure to wear them in on a few short hikes before you try anything serious.
  7. Plan for frequent stops - play a scavenger hunt game, ask kids to find things on a list while they walk.
  8. Dress in layers - adults should plan on carring everything back
  9. Enjoy the moments
  10. It's ok to get dirty

Read More: http://adventuretogether.com/17-best-tips-for-hiking-with-kids/

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