Episode 47 - Kids and Hiking with Jill and Carter, Mount Adams and Mount Madison

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Welcome to the Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast! Also known as SLASR.

Join an experienced search and rescue volunteer and his friend as they discuss all things related to hiking and search and rescue in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

This week we are joined by our friends Jill and Carter to cover a topic that has been on our list for a long time - hiking with kids! Many parents struggle with how to get kids to enjoy hiking so we will try to give some tips on how to set your family up for a lifetime of outdoor activity.. Later in the show we will highlight a favorite winter hike - Mount Adams and Mount Madison in the northern presidential range.

Topics

  • Stomp and Mike share their kid hiking horror stories
  • Merchandise updates
  • Facebook updates
  • Sponsors and Coffee
  • Beer Talk
  • Snowmobile Conditions, Ice and Rivers
  • Welcome Jill and Carter
  • Jill talks about her hiking background and getting started with Carter
  • Carter talks about his hiking experience
  • Key Points for successful hiking with kids
    • Start Small - dont push distance
    • Test them with shorter hikes (Major, Ossipee Range)
    • Build up to 4000 Footers (Pierce, Osceola, Jackson)
    • Have lots of snacks
    • Have plenty of topics ready for talking with kids
    • Be aware of the signs for a meltdown and get ahead of it with food, talking or rests
    • Be willing to turn around with no guilt
    • Know your own child and how far they can be pushed
  • Mount Madison and Mount Adams
  • NH Fish and Game sends out reminder on the 10 Essentials

Show Notes

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