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Get Your Kids Hiking!
July 6, 2013
10:30 a.m.
Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51, Skyline Drive

This short family stroll turns a walk in the park into a fun filled multi-dimensional adventure. Family hiking expert and author of Get Your Kids Hiking, Jeff Alt, teams up with Shenandoah National Park Rangers to lead kids and accompanying adults on a short hike loaded with hands on family hiking tips and ways to explore the outdoors. Learn how a few simple techniques and some basic equipment can turn any walk in the woods into a safe, fun-filled adventure that kids of all ages and parents will enjoy. Come prepared for a short walk. Open to children of all ages.


In addition, Alt will present his A Walk for Sunshine Appalachian Trail Program at 4:00 p.m. in the Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge.


Jeff Alt is an expert hiker and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Alt is the author of the award-winning books, A Walk for Sunshine, Four Boots One Journey and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun. His adventures and hiking expertise have been featured in national media including: Discoverychannel.com, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, the AP, CNN-Radio, New Dimensions National Public Radio, Scholastic Parent and Child and more.

Did You Know?

The Shenandoah salamander is long and slender with two color phases: all dark or with a narrow red stripe.(

Shenandoah National Park is the only known location in the world of the Shenandoah Salamander. More...