We are a family that loves to camp, hike and geocache. While we may be on the bigger side, it doesn’t keep us from heading to a local state park and hitting the trails. Last week we decided to take advantage of the cool weather, and the fact the kids were still in school, and we headed to our favorite campground at Fort Pillow, a state park here in Tennessee.
While sitting at the campsite can get a bit boring, hiking is always fun. We decided to hit the trail by the park museum, to locate a geocache on the other side of the broken, swinging bridge. This was a good 2 mile hike, and when we got almost there we realized we forgot our backpack.
Whenever we go hiking we try to take the backpack so that we can carry water, snacks, and toilet paper. We also have little trinkets that we use for trading when we come upon a geocache.I have been looking into getting us an official hiking backpack. I have seen some really nice Osprey Backpacks, which would allow us to carry more hiking gear with it, and with having two dogs, it would also allow us to bring a doggy bowl for them, so they to can drink water while out and about.
This last time we forgot a dish for them, so we were digging out small holes with our heals, so we could pour a little water in for them to get a drink as well.
In total we did almost 14 miles in the two days we were there. If I could live at the campsite, and not have to worry about money or anything I would, and I would hike daily. Being out in the woods, is so peaceful, I just am not a fan of all the ticks!
Are you a family that likes to hike? What is the most y’all have hiked in one day? For us I think it was 9.42 miles.