I decided to take my own advice from last week's post and Sunday took my son Brett Hiking at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Banshee Reeks is a 725-acre park near Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg. Brett is seven and has his own ideas about hiking.
Brett found something that fascinated him on average every 20 steps of hiking, so we didn't cover a lot of ground in the two hours we were at Banshee.
I was reminded, however, of how much I enjoy being in the woods with my kids and more importantly how this blog got started and what it's all about. If you're taking a kid hiking this weekend, here are some things you can expect:
- Breaking ice with rocks;
- Breaking ice with sticks;
- Breaking sticks with ice;
- Throwing rocks;
- Skipping rocks;
- Climbing rocks;
- Jumping over logs;
- Walking on logs like balance beams;
- Running on the trail;
- Taking a break to rest; and
- Watching out for bears.
I'm really glad I took Brett on that hike. Where was the last place you took a kid hiking? Where is the next place you will take a kid hiking. Please leave a comment and let me know!