Drybush track with small kiddos (2-6 years)

The original plan was to climb Mt Vernon. We met at a green flat area at the end of Albert Terrace, at the bottom of the hills. To my surprise, all 12 adults, along with 12 kids aged 2-6 years, appeared just before 10 AM. I had thought that one family was not coming, but they were just 10 minutes late and caught up with us later. After a short introduction, we set off along the Drybush track. We maintained a slow but steady pace, and after a couple of breaks, we arrived at the shelter on the connecting track between Drybush and Farm tracks.

At the shelter, kids were jumping on and off rocks. Despite high morale and energy, some folks decided to cut it short here and climb up to the Farm Track to follow it back to the cars. As often happens, more families decided to follow suit, and soon we all found ourselves climbing up the Farm Track and heading slowly back. Close to the car park, kids built a shelter, played a bit of football, and then we headed back home.

It was a good half-day out. I always get inspired when I see other kids tramping!

Stats: 4 km, 3 h 10 min, 240 m ascent

Participants: Michal Klajban (leader, scribe, GPX), Michal Klajban, Breana Wilson, Alexsandra Van Lieshout, Ellie Maskell, Marine Roujon, Fiona Harney, Nick Cochand

Tramped on 9th June 2024.



Total distance: 4745 m
Max elevation: 259 m
Min elevation: 20 m
Download file: GPX-hikingisgood-com-nz-2024-not_quite_Mt_Vernon-CTC-kids.gpx

About the Author

I lived a pretty ordinary life for a while. I did my studies, my second studies, my third studies, my first job, my second job, and my third job. I wasn’t really sure what’s going on so, in 2014, I left my home country (Czechia) to learn about the world. I’m still not sure what’s going on but I enjoy it much more. I lived in a few countries before settling in New Zealand.

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