It can be tough to decide what risks are acceptable for your children, especially if you’ve had a chance to see what can go wrong in the mountains. For my take, see my essay published April 4, 2016 in High Country News, “Take a page from the mountain goats.” (In the print edition, see “Risk, goats, and kids in the mountains.”)
Backpacking with children
Look for “Bedtime in the Backcountry,” my story about backpacking with kids, in Montana Outdoors’ July-August 2014 issue. It’s now available online and at newsstands.