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    Posted by Roadie ( on July 18, 2005 at 18:59:39:

    In Reply to: many thanks to roadie and KenT posted by michael in tucson on July 07, 2005 at 19:17:24:

    Getting to Yellowstone with a young child! Some families "change" with the addition of young ones, they don't want their kids eating pine needles or playing Barbies in "elk duds" and stay home. You already have great stories of Hayden's potty training in an outhouse, circling the animals he saw on his check list, and more!

    For many years I did only the age appropriate activities; "hikes" were just away from the campsite to make plaster casts of tracks by a creek, riding bikes with training wheels to geysers, or sitting by the Firehole swimmin hole to make a long day end on a kid friendly note. You are doing the same at your age level.

    All these things contribute to our kids love of Yellowstone and the natural world. My girl was 10 when the wolves were reintroduced, and now is a college wildlife biology major. (When she was in 2nd grade, she announced she would like to be a "bison-ologist" when she grew up.)
    You will have plenty of time for the long hikes later on, enjoy this time with little ones!

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