An account of our night hike in snake territory, and the lessons learned.
“Before we left that evening, both kids had been excited about the hike, but the further from civilization we rode, the stronger their (very understandable) fear began to rise. They are city kids, after all. They flinch at the site of a moth. But I knew that this was the right idea, and I was proven correct, but surprisingly, the biggest fear the kids had to overcome was not the snakes and spiders and other creepy crawlies we encountered. Instead, it was the isolation.”