It made me laugh, it made me tear up a little and it showed me the kind of mother I hope to one day be. Keeping this in mind, I was surprised at the reactions people had to Patricia taking a young child hiking. I think they learned more on our expeditions into the woods than they ever did in the same amount of time spent in school. Our first attempt at Mt. Thank you so much for this! Herr repeatedly emphasises that her kids were out hiking by choice, and that they could stop either a given hike or the overall quest at any point. But I almost did just that with this book.
Jeff Glor: What inspired you to write the book? I have absolutely no issues with the hiking, or pushing limits, or anything they did when well prepared. Starring alongside some of Hollywood's biggest names, including James Cagney, , and , Ellis's career was at its peak by 1937. Her daughter is 6 years old when they finish and as you are reading you will be completely inspired to get outside and get moving. Not going to set anything on fire, this book, but that seems about right. I really enjoyed this post. Take a walk with your kid.
Alex keeps almost weekly updates on now, so take a look over there for more steady news. Half way through the book she talks about her husband's experience. Things I liked:- Mother-daughter adventuring- Kids spending time outdoors- Showing that kids are perfectly capable of big things- The various anecdotes of their time in the mountains. They've been books written to clarify what happened during a particular climb of K2 or Everest or I liked this book. Little Alex has lots of energy and shows herself fully capable of hiking up big mountains, and we follow their journey together as they meet challenges and surpass expectations. The only problem was, the conversations sometimes bogged down the book.
Don't forget to subscribe to on iTunes! Love for my child overwhelms me; it threatens to flatten me. So they climbed a mountain. I have a hard time believing that she hiked 48 mountains with her five-year-old daughter and everything was peaches and cream the entire time. Some of the dialogue between her and her daughter seems phoney. I'd always kept a personal journal of our hikes, and it wasn't difficult to shape that journal into a manuscript. Hiking has been good for Alex. I purposefully refrain from going to her and, instead, wait for her to look up.
They've been books written to clarify what happened during a particular climb of K2 or Everest or some other treacherous bit of earth, or else they have been written to expand the horizons of those of us who are more sedate. The judgmental tone, intended or not, will alienate some readers unnecessarily. They climbed the 48, 4,000ft and higher, peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in 15 months. On our 2nd anniversary in 2011 we had 2159! I loved reading about little Alex tackling what most adults never even dream of doing - climbing 48 peaks all over 4,000 feet in New Hampshire. Liz, a hearty congratulations to you on your recent finish of the Four Thousand Footers! I treat her as I would a peer, which is what she prefers.
Throughout the hikes, Ellis Herr explains to Alex all of the dangers they may encounter along the way and why they bring along the equipment that they have. Now most of the mountaineering and spelunking books I have read thus far have been about the ascent, or descent where appropriate. Not every mountain hike is an expedition. The book is a memoir that chronicles the hikes of mother and daughter up the 4k whites. There was quite a bit I connected with, as we are a super outdoorsy family that loves a challenge. At first, it is experimental; Patricia writes that she leaves the option to Alex, making sure she wants to continue with their project.
Wait, that sounds potentially terrible. The goal of the two is to summit all 48 4K mountains in New Hampshire. I bend and look at her injury. Some of the dialogue between her and her daughter seems phoney. Here is one of the photos posted here with their permission. Too often these days, I see parents coddling children to the point of nausea. I'm sure our camping adventures would be a lot different if they were! Some of my best times have been kayaking, hiking, and skiing with my family.
Curly is a hiking legend, having hiked the rare Triple Crown Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail , and having finished White Mountain redlining just last year at the age of 76. And that made me think that perhaps the climbing and book were merely an attempt try to justify a life choice to some exceedingly lame neanderthals who couldn't conceive of anyone making a choice different from the one they did. She will eventually be strong and fast and her usual self, but it will take a while for her to build back her strength. So it's quite possible these incidents went down just as imagined. Trish Herr's charming memoir distills the lessons she learned on the trail with her precocious daughter. Above all else, they know that little does not mean weak, that girls are indeed strong, and that practically anything is possible. Overall, it was a nice book to keep me reminded of my own love for sharing hiking, nature, the outdoors with my girls.