Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bring extra kids clothes for after the hike

Dry clothes kept in the vehicle will ensure these kids don't go home
wearing wet garb.
Even if the weather is warm, bring a complete change of clothes, including footwear, for each child, just in case.

The clothes don’t have to be those that the kids would wear in the wilds. If all goes well on the hike, you won’t need to change clothes, but it’s best to be prepared. You never know when they'll step in mud puddles, rip a shirt on a branch, or go sliding through the dirt.

Related articles:
g Wear proper headgear when hiking with children
g Selecting rain gear for hiking children

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