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Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby trekker76 » Mon 28 Jan, 2019 9:44 pm

I have always considered this a pretty good sport for couples and families but for the more extreme side of it there are differences in how interested or capable other family members are to accompany. How often do you find yourself walking with partners/children vs walking independantly?
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby johnw » Mon 28 Jan, 2019 10:00 pm

Somewhere between rarely and never. Mrs is not interested but is far from fit enough in any case. I can very occasionally coax her to come on something very easy and very short, usually less than a couple of hours. 32 y.o. son and I used to walk together regularly during teens to mid twenties. We still do an occasional walk but he is focused on a very strong canyoning agenda with a wide circle of like minded individuals. So mostly it's just me, myself and I.
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby ribuck » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 1:04 am

My wife is a capable multi-day walker. She can do any trip that I can do, and has sometimes come with me. But she has so many other things going on which she'd prefer to do, so she rarely bushwalks.
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby Mark F » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 12:59 pm

My partner is capable of many walks I do but prefers day walks or shortish 1 to 2 nights on tracks, definitely not a scrub basher. She has done the Overland Track and a bit kossie plus the UK coast to coast and is very supportive of me going walking. Perhaps she prefers me out from under her feet. :shock:
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby ChrisJHC » Tue 29 Jan, 2019 7:37 pm

My wife loves sleeping under the stars - 5 stars!
I make a point of inviting her every time and then looking suitably disappointed when she declines.

Kids stopped bushwalking with me when they became teenagers.
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby crollsurf » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 8:39 pm

I'm going bushwalking, anyone want to come along? No, OK, see ya.
Maybe 1 in 10 times, one of the kids will put up their hand mainly because they are bored, the wife never.
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby Stew63 » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 9:02 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:Kids stopped bushwalking with me when they became teenagers.


And then when my eldest daughter turned 20 and has a steady/serious boyfriend - multinight bushwalking is suddenly SO cool! Even with dad tagging along!

My youngest is 15yrs - so yes it's a quiet tolerance test for her at this stage...
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Re: Family viewpoints on your bushwalking?

Postby johnw » Wed 30 Jan, 2019 10:10 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:My wife loves sleeping under the stars - 5 stars!

I should have added that to my comments :lol:
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