Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - Raising an Adventurer

Erin and Hig's mothers weigh in with childhood anecdotes that give us a glimpse of young explorers in the making.

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by Carol Crooker | 2008-11-25 00:05:00-07

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Erin McKittrick at around eleven, with little brother Scott and dog Jessie.

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Twelve-year-old Bretwood Higman and dog Shiggy.

Hig and Erin form a dynamic hiking duo that is somewhat incomprehensible to mere mortals. How do they withstand the dangers and stresses of wilderness hiking month after month? And, most astoundingly, how does this married couple manage to get along while doing it?

Denita (Dede) Higman reveals that Hig was adventuresome from kindergarten.

Nicole (Niki) Hoagland, Erin's mom, says Erin has always been very "determined." The moms weren't able to completely explain why Hig and Erin are capable of hiking 4000 miles through trail-less wilderness, or how they have developed into such a harmonious hiking team, but it's obvious some of the couple's adventurous spirit is genetic.

Oh, and a hint from Niki - don't ask Hig how he got so lucky as to find a woman who would accompany him on his journeys. Who says the journeys are all Hig's idea?


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"Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - Raising an Adventurer," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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