I’ve had several folks ask me about hiking groups for local families. I’ve created a Facebook group for local families to connect with each other. It is called “Hiking with Kids – Portland / Vancouver Area“
Author Jessica Becker is leading several guided hikes for families this spring.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
10:30 AM – 2:30 OR 3:30 PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
10:30AM – 2:30 OR 3:30PM
Registration for each hike closes at 10:00am the day before. Be sure and reserve your spot! Register here: https://www.treesongnatureawareness.org/family-hikes-2022
LOCATION AND DETAILS:
MAY 21: Yacolt Burn State Forest, WA. Hike will be 3.5 miles with 400 feet gain. WA Discover Pass required.
JUNE 26: Near Cougar, WA. Hike will be 2 to 4 miles. WA Discover Pass required.
Join local kid’s hiking guide author Jessica Becker on some lesser known SW Washington trails. On these hikes, your family will engage in place-based learning on native plants, animal tracking, birds, geology, history, maps and wayfinding, trail safety, sensory awareness, and more.
These hikes are geared toward families with kids ages 5 and up. Younger kids are welcome, but please bring back-up carriers for kids who cannot maintain a 1.5mph pace for the duration of the hike. We will take distanced snack and lunch breaks.
What to bring: You will be required to bring everything your family needs to be self-sufficient on the hike, including food, water, rain gear, warm layers, sit pads, parking passes, etc. It is recommended that kids carry some of their necessary gear.
A packing list, hike location, and weather forecast will be sent to you 2 weeks prior to the event.
There is an additional offsite waiver required which will be given out on the hike day. No dogs please.
Hikes are limited to 20 walking participants (children in backpacks do not count toward this limit).
Jessica is CPR/First Aid certified.