The guide features 71 hike descriptions with color maps, color photos, and distance and elevation data. Rose Rivezzi and David Trithart drew on their experience as parents, hikers, and educators to create a trail collection tailored to families’ needs and interests. Anecdotal asides, observations, and advice are interspersed.
Detailed introduction to hiking with -children describes what to bring, safety, trail etiquette, and “ages and stages”—hikes best suited to children of certain ages. Almost 40% of the -descriptions are new to the book, and nine have been added since the 1st edition. The guide is a valuable companion to the ADK Kids Challenge, sponsored by ADK’s Laurentian Chapter, for which young completers receive a free patch.
Softcover, 200 pages, 5½” x 8½”