Hiking Angel’s Landing alone or with other hikers is one thing, but hiking with your own young children is a completely another experience. Young children are not recommended towards the top due to narrow sections that require holding on to the chain to stay on the mountain.
I flip flopped between the excitement of the views and fear for my young children. At some point, I realized there is no need to worry, except to be careful on every step. I kept the kids focused on the climb and constantly reminded them that “every step matters”.
We made it safely to the top and back down in one piece – thank god! All in all, we did this in 3 hrs and this was a satisfying experience for all.
I see the makings of mountain climbers in my children. The mountain path has to experienced when young (safely of course!) and with a little nurturing, it will grow.
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