Saturday, December 3, 2011

Avoid day hiking through fog when with kids

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Banks of fog can quickly roll in on mountains and coast-lines, making travel difficult and disorienting. Fog will obscure landmarks that help you navigate and the very sights that motivated you to hike the route. It is wet, generally cold, and even can be windy, quickly lowering enthusiasm and potentially resulting in hypothermia. This is where having GPS is particularly beneficial in navigation. Make sure the group stays close together and return to the vehicle as quickly as possible.

Read more about day hiking with children in the guidebook Hikes with Tykes.