Quote Originally Posted by ted_smith View Post
I feel wounded.

I feel that with the exception of holiday periods, my days of adventure are behind me...at least until they are old enough to come with me and trek 15 miles. So about another 9 years then!

Enjoy the 1 week period between when they're old enough to do it and then when they're old enough not to want to do it.

Seriously, if they're motivated (i.e. something they find interesting and not forced upon them) you'd be surprised how much they can handle at a young age.

Oh, by the way, your parents probably did tell you, but you weren't listening. (again )