HIKING WITH A KID

They say kids can't climb mountains. Here's proof they can. 

My daughter Lia has been hiking mountains since she was barely two. We started with one to two kilometers on paved road, then transitioned to hills, and lastly, to higher mountains. Today, she is able to reach summits and make her way back with little to no assistance. 

Here are mountains and trails she has hiked so far. 

Mt. Samat  (545 MASL) 
Pilar, Bataan
February 2014, 22 months






Sisiman Hill (approx: 80 MASL)
Mariveles, Bataan
 August 2014, 2 years old




Quitinday Hills (137 MASL) 
Camalig, Albay
April 2015, 3 years old






Kawa-Kawa Hill (236 MASL)
Ligao, Albay
April 2015, 3 years old





An unnamed trail in a hilly community in La Trinidad, Benguet 
October 2015, 3 years old








Mt. Balagbag (777 MASL)
Rodriguez, Rizal
November 2015, 3 years old






Mt. Samat (545 MASL)
Pilar, Bataan
 January 2016, 3 years old





Mt.  Pinatubo (960+ MASL)
Capas, Tarlac
 January 2016, 3 years old





Trail in Bitbit, Norzagaray/DRT
February 2016
3 years old









Trail in Bayabas, DRT
February 2016
3 years old











Mt. Pulag (2,922 MASL) - Peak 5
Kabayan, Benguet
March 2016, 3 years old







Sandari Batulao trail 
Batulao, Batangas
May 2016, 4 years old








Mataas na Bato (Approximately 100+ MASL)
San Rafael, Bulacan
November 2016, 4 years old







Mt. Lubo - Mt. Ngusong Kabayo - Tangwa Peak - Laiban Falls Circuit (625 MASL/  602 MASL) 
Tanay, Rizal
December 2016, 4 years old








Banal na Bundok X Biak na Bato National Park

San Miguel, Bulacan
January 2017, 4 years old










Mt. Arayat (1,026 MASL) 
Magalang, Pampanga (North Peak trail)
February 2017, 4 years old













Mt. Manalmon (196+ MASL) 

San Miguel, Bulacan
February 2017, 4 years old










Mt. Pinagbandirahan/ Gulugod Baboy (525+ MASL)
Mabini. Anilao, Batangas
March 2017, 4 years old









Osmena Peak (1,013 MASL)
Dalaguete, Cebu
May 2017, 5 years old






Mt. Bandilaan/ Mt. Malabahoc (557 MASL)
Siquijor
May 2017, 5 years old






Apo Island lighthouse trail
Apo Island, Negros Oriental
May 2017, 5 years old





Mt. Gola  (196+MASL)
San Miguel, Bulacan

May 2017, 5 years old



Mt. Oro (340 MASL)
Rodriguez, Rizal
October 2017, 5 years old




Mt. Tayawan + Mt. Kalugong (1,525 MASL)
Tawang, Benguet
November 2017, 5 years old






Mt. Manalmon (196+ MASL) 
San Miguel, Bulacan
January 2018, 5 years old




Mt. Malasimbu (411 MASL) 
Dinalupihan, Bataan
March 2018, 5 years old







Camp John Hay Yellow Trail
Baguio City, Benguet
June 2018, 6 years old


Anonymous said...

I really admire families travelling with their kids. It's a good family bonding and the kids learns a lot too.

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Gretchen Filart Dublin said...

I agree. Exploring the outdoors is really a wonderful opportunity to refresh the parent-child bond and make discoveries together.

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