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Re: Child thru-hikers
Amanda Egler asked:
"What seems to be the youngest age at which anyone would let a
child tag along on the trail? I'm a young, single mom, and leaving my
daughter w/someone for 6 months doesn't really appeal to me."
I know that the youngest known thru-hiker was a six year old who did the
trail with his parents. I have a 5 year old that I hike with on the A.T.
among other trails and as a thru-hiker I wouldn't want to put her through it.
I would wait until she is 14 or so and if she was really wanting to do it too
I would consider it a possibility. Until then I think it would be pushing it
to do more than section hiking.