Happy Backpackers: Planning a Family Wilderness Trip
Written by Andrea Leigh Ptak
Web resources for family backpacking
The Internet is a great source for in-depth information on the nitty-gritty of backpacking including tips, destinations and gear.
Our own REI offers a ton of how-to web articles and even in-person classes at select retail stores.
REI Expert Advice: A wealth of how-to articles and videos
Washington Trails Association: First Backpack Trips for Kids. Northwest camping expert Joan Burton lists her top eight destinations
Washington Trails Association: Your complete source for up-to-date info on trails and hiking in Washington State
Trails.com: A subscription service that offers trail info and first-hand comments
The Backpacker.com: Great info on Washington hiking trails submitted by other hikers
Summit Post: A collaborative community site that offers first-hand info and comments on a variety of hiking/climbing experiences