A Hike With My Kids

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User: Lone_Star - 4/21/2013

Location: Terry Hershey Park

Rating: 1point5stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 1star
Miles Hiked: 5.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours


I did this hike with my 10 year old son and 15 year old daughter.  Up to this point, they haven't shown an interest in hiking at all, so I was pleasantly surprised when my son asked me if he could try it out.

We did the Anthills trail and hike/bike trail along the bayou down to Kirkwood Road and back.  The trail was busy with mountain bikers so we had to stay alert and jump off the trail as they went by, but otherwise it was a nice hike.  Along the way, I tried to teach them about the plants, animals and general habitat so it was an educational experience for them.  They asked a lot of great questions and we had a lot of fun together.  They were pretty pooped by the end even though I was the only one carrying a pack, but they did real good for a first-time hike.  I was proud of them.

The big pay day came at the end of the hike when my kids told me they liked the experience and would be interested in doing it again sometime! :)

Area around Terry Hershey Park
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