Eager to get into the backcountry with kids in tow? Here’s a guide to the ins and outs of life on the trail with littles, from A to Z.
I have heard a number of parents say that there is a moment where their child walked through a metaphorical door – a time when they suddenly shed the struggles that mark the young years of childhood and the day-to-day got a bit easier. Some days I feel like that door is in sight.
I can’t shake this part of myself – this yearning desire, this need, for a personal connection with the outdoors. And as my little one grows up, I feel opportunity returning. Which is why it’s so hard when things fall through.
My first kid-free foray into the backcountry taught me plenty about myself and the importance of disconnecting, no matter what life demands of us.