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“Get Your Kids Hiking!” in Shenandoah National Park

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shen national parkShenandoah National Park and the Shenandoah National Park Association are delighted to once again host a special program featuring Jeff Alt, renowned author of Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun, who will inspire families to enjoy and care for nature and the outdoors.

On Saturday, July 19, 2014, 11:00 a.m. join Jeff, as he teams up with Shenandoah National Park Rangers to lead kids and accompanying adults on a short hike loaded with hands-on family hiking tips and ways to explore the outdoors. This short family stroll turns a walk in the park into a fun filled multi-dimensional adventure. Learn how a few simple techniques and some basic equipment can turn any walk in the woods into a safe, fun-filled adventure that kids of all ages and parents will enjoy.

The program will be held at Byrd Visitor Center at milepost 51 on skyline drive and is free for children and adults of all ages. Come prepared for a short walk. Jeff Alt will be available to sign copies of his books at Byrd Visitor Center following the program. In addition, Alt will present his A Walk for Sunshine Appalachian Trail Program at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19th in the Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge.

Jeff Alt is an expert hiker and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Alt is the author of the award-winning books, A Walk for Sunshine, Four Boots One Journey and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun. His adventures and hiking expertise have been featured in national media including: Discoverychannel.com, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, the AP, CNN-Radio, New Dimensions National Public Radio, Scholastic Parent and Child and more.

There is a $15-per-car entrance fee to Shenandoah National Park which is good for seven days. For more information about these events and other park programs, visit the Shenandoah National Park website at http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm

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