Scott is a life-long hiker, who last year completed his first Appalachian Trail Thru-hike with his 14 year-old son. He is always happy to talk hiking, or anything for that matter, with anyone who'll spare the time.
My son and I were asked what the best part of our thru-hike was. Here is what we came up with.
Aidans (Age 14) Top Five
1) Kindness of
When considering the most difficult part of a long-distance hike, many thru-hikers cite the mental game. The physical challenges are undeniable, and
Through years of push and pull, parents and children develop a dynamic all their own. What happens to that dynamic when thrust into the extremes of long distance hiking?