I'd like to gift a day trip snowshoe outing to a couple that have a baby. Would it be doable for a baby to go with his parents on a day trip snowshoe adventure if they wanted to bring him along?
Angela L. asked on Dec 15, 2012
Interesting question. I would tend to lean towards no... However, it would really depend on how fit, capable, and prepared the parents are (and how much the weather cooperates on there day's adventure). Fit- can the parents carry the baby while snowshoeing (do they have the appropriate baby back-packs, etc) Prepared- proper materials to keep said baby warm and taken care of- there are no restrooms out on the trail (some trail heads have restrooms, some do not- no garbage cans out there for diapers or other trash) Weather- we still go out if its windy and snowy. we will do our best to stay in the trees and out of the wind, but adult bodies adjust for cold inclement conditions far better than children and babies do. Another last thought would be purchasing space for the child (car seat takes up a space in our vehicles). Or prior arranging to meet at the appropriate trial head.
Joshua W. from Self replied on Dec 17, 2012