Kids and hiking
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:43 pm
We make a point to take our kids (7 & 8 ) on something challenging for them once every summer. I think it's good for them and they keep wanting to go so they must have fun! Lol. This year they picked Katahdin so we did that. We couldn't make it until late September but we got there on the weekend of the 26/27th. We did Saddle trail with them Sunday morning. We left Roaring Brook lot at 8:00am got to Chimney Pond at 10:40am and then to the top of the saddle by 12:30pm. Our turn around time was at the latest 1:00pm and I didn't want to push the kids to try to get to the summit in a 1/2 hour. So we ate lunch on the saddle then returned the same way. We got to the parking lot at 6:30pm with some really tired kids. Apparently it was take your kids hiking day or something like that according to a lady we met on the trail. We only saw one other family with kids on the trail that day though. I think everyone should try to encourage people with kids to go out. Sure it takes some extra planning but it's worth it! Has anyone else gotten out with their kids on the trails? There must be more then 2!