Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep It Fun
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About the Author
Jeff Alt's adventures have been featured on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, in the AP, and more. Alt is a celebrated author and a talented speaker. He is the author of Four Boots One Journey, Get Your Kids Hiking, and A Walk for Sunshine. A Walk for Sunshine, won the Gold in the 2009 Book of the Year awards sponsored by Fore Word Reviews, it took first place winner in the 2009 National Best Books Awards Sponsored by USA Book News, and won a Bronze in the 2010 Living Now Book Awards sponsored by Jenkins Group. Get Your Kids Hiking won the Bronze in both the 2014 Living Now Book Awards, and the 2013 IndieFab Award in Family and Relationships. Alt is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). He has walked the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail with his wife, and he carried his 21-month old daughter across a path of Ireland.
Love the book Get Your Kids Hiking and your kids will love you for reading it... -- Jenell Walton, ABC TV The List
This handy guide gives tips on getting the whole family outdoors and on the nature trail... -- Amy Phelps, MOV Parent Magazine
Get Your Kids Hiking is written in a casual style... It is chock full of practical advice for parents with kids of all ages and abilities -- Brent Coleman, The Cincinnati Enquirer
Get Your Kids Hiking by Jeff Alt is the perfect book if you want to get your kids out on the trail. Alt and his wife are seasoned hikers, having hiked the Appalachian Trail and the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park in California. Now their kids come along, so they've thought through what it means to travel with little ones. Different chapters are dedicated to each age group, from little bitties to teens, and they provide ideas for everything from gear to grub. As someone who loves to hike but is more on the novice side, I'll be using this as reference guide. -- Jane Schneider, Memphis Parent Magazine
...I loved Jeff Alt's forthcoming book, Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun! In the book, the Cincinnati based author offers tips and tricks on age-appropriate ways to include your child in all aspects of a hike, checklists of what to pack for any type of hike and advice for hiking with a special needs child. In short, he presents the Appalachian Trail of books about family travel outdoors... -- Matt Villano, The Wandering Pod and former travel blog writer for Parents Magazine
...Excellent tips from an experienced hiker on how to...[hike with] even the tiniest babies...Written for the novice and seasoned hiker in mind. -- Foreword Reviews
Having kids can inspire a parent. They inspired Jeff Alt to write a book about how to interest and motivate youngsters to try hiking, and how to equip them for it... -- John McCoy, The Charleston Gazette
Jeff Alt, hiking expert, has written what may be the most comprehensive, readable and inspiring book ever focused on getting kids hiking. This will be...invaluable for families -- and for outdoor programs and environmental educators as well. And Get Your Kids Hikingis the perfect size and weight for your day pack! -- Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder and The Nature Principle.
...Get Your Kids Hiking...offers an easy to use guide for any adult wanting to take children into the outdoors. The chapters are easy to read and to reference. There are great tips on how to make the trail fun and safe for all ages. More than ever, it is important to expose our children to the benefits of the wilderness and Jeff Alt's guidance in this book will allow you to confidently take kids into the backcountry. -- Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail and Called Again: Love and Triumph on the Appalachian Trail.