Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Consider bringing journal on hike with kids

Keep a journal of your day hikes. Photo courtesy of ilmungo/Photoree.
For kids who like to write, nature can be inspiring. So bring a pen and notebook on your hike.

Indeed, if you like to write, you may find that sometimes children are so engrossed in watching ducks swim down a stream or seeing who can throw rocks farther that you’ll have time to journal.

To keep the load light, don’t bring anything larger than a 6x9 notebook, and make sure it has a hard cover, as you won’t have a surface to write on in the wilds.

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