Down and Dirty Tips and Tricks for Families on the Trail
Published in partnership with the American Hiking Society, Families on Foot offers practical advice and engaging activities to make hiking even more fun for families. You'll find clever ideas and inspiration that apply to kids of all ages--from tackling diaper blowouts in the backcountry to using smartphone apps and GPS to engage teenagers with nature. Information for children with special needs and seniors also is included.
Author Jennifer Pharr Davis, the former record holder of the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, together with her husband Brew Davis, marries old-fashioned know-how on safety, preparation, and trail conservation with modern day activities and technology, inspirational and interactive games, and down-and-dirty fun on the trail. Information includes smart tactics for families with kids of a variety ages on the trail—from tackling diaper blowouts in the backcountry to getting teenagers engaged in nature with smartphone apps and GPS—and is inclusive of special needs children and senior adults.
Jennifer Pharr Davis is the founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Company, as well as a long distance hiker, author, speaker, and ambassador for the American Hiking Society. She has hiked over 12,000 miles on six different continents, including thru-hikes on the PCT, the Appalachian Trail, the Colorado Trail, the Long Trail, and more. In 2011, she set the unofficial record for the fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with a time of 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes—and held this until July 2015. Her adventures have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Outside magazine, to name a few. Jennifer has been named Blue Ridge Outdoors Person of the Year and a National Geographic Adventurer of the year. Her Appalachian Trail record was voted Ultrarunning Magazine’s Female Performance of 2011.
Brew Davis guides for Blue Ridge Hiking Company. He’s an accomplished long distance hiker and ultrarunner, having hiked in all fifty states and completed the 500-mile Colorado Trail.