Even if you’ve got your children excited about going on a day hike, you have to get them to the trailhead, probably in a motor vehicle. Sometimes those drives to a national forest, nature preserve, or state park can be long. You can keep kids’ spirits up by playing games or doing activities on the drive there. One such activity is having kids learn how to read maps by navigating for you.
They can provide instructions about when and which way to turn, for example, by reading a road…Continue
Added by Rob Bignell on May 30, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
What kind of map should you carry on a day hike with children?
For me, the answer always is more than one type.
I like road maps to show me how to get to the trailhead and printed guides to give me an overview of the trail's key points. I like a satellite pic to show me where to park and how to reach the trailhead, as they are not always easy to visually locate. I use topo maps to show me the trail and landmarks on the horizon I can see to help orient myself. With a yellow…Continue
Added by Rob Bignell on November 23, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments