Keli Wright's Reviews > Arkansas Dayhikes for Kids & Families: 105 Easy Trails in "The Natural State"

Arkansas Dayhikes for Kids & Families by Tim Ernst
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Great book for anyone hiking with kids or others needing gentler trails.

1. Clear, simple maps of areas and self-explanatory icons (difficulty, handicap and stroller access}.
2. Good descriptions of the trail and how to get there (important when some of these are in the backwoods off unpaved roads).
3. Basic information section covering hiking with kids and hiking conditions in Arkansas generally, including the best and worst times to hike and what to be prepared for in any given month. This is one of my favorite features because hiking in the Middle South is very different from hiking in the West.
4. Another favorite feature: tips from the 10-year-old daughter of the author. Here are a couple: "Pack extra socks--use them if your socks get wet, or on hot days dip your socks in water and place them around your neck to help you cool off." "When you are hiking have a taller person go in front of you. They will get all of the cobwebs down." Heh heh. Sneaky kid...
5. Other cool things: nature notes, common footprints, and a scavenger hunt.

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