Wow, very cool to have your blog mentioned on CNN . I used to think only my mom read my blog, and then she probably only skims it. But today I’ve gotten lots of questions about “beginner” hikes, and specifically – “how do you get kids motivated?”.
My advice? Take advantage of one of the true “experts”: The National Wildlife Federation. With the legacy of Ranger Rick and some great kids programing, NWF runs a very cool “hiking 101” event in the fall around the country called “Hike & Seek”, specifically geared toward getting kids interested in hiking.
For more information and a list of events around the country, click here: http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Hike-And-Seek.aspx