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Trekking on a Trail (Hiking Adventures for Kids) Paperback – Illustrated, April 1, 2000
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Would you like to go somewhere you've never been, do something different, see new places, but don't have transportation? Look down--the answer could be dangling at teh ends of your legs--your own two feet. Why not take a hike?!
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The book includes...
a section on stretches to use when warming up for a hike,
a set of suggestions for gear, clothing and food to carry,
a section on different kinds of packs,
a simple map reading lesson,
advice on staying found, what to do when lost, and what to pack for an emergency and for first aid,
a section on reading the weather,
a section on what bugs and plants to avoid,
a few suggestions for trail snacks,
a handful of suggested activities for children on hikes, such as making a hiking journal, hiking stick and skipping rocks on water.
Fran Lee provides colorful and charming illustrations throughout that may make the some of the otherwise dry material in the book more appealing to children.