Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

When Trish Herr became pregnant with her first daughter, Alex, she and her husband, Hugh, vowed to instill a bond with nature in their children. By the time Alex was five, her over-the-top energy levels led Trish to believe that her very young daughter might be capable of hiking adult-sized mountains.

In Up, Trish recounts their always exhilarating -- and sometimes harrowing -- adventures climbing all forty-eight of New Hampshire's highest mountains. Readers will delight in the expansive views and fresh air that only peakbaggers are afforded, and will laugh out loud as Trish urges herself to "mother up" when she and Alex meet an ornery -- and alarmingly bold -- spruce grouse on the trail. This is, at heart, a resonant, emotionally honest account of a mother's determination to foster independence and fearlessness in her daughter, to teach her "that small doesn't necessarily mean weak; that girls can be strong; and that big, bold things are possible."

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Author Patricia Ellis Herr
ISBN 030795207X
Publication Date Apr 3, 2012
Publisher Broadway
Language English
Category Healthy Living, Parent / Child Relationships
Parenting Books Age Child / School Age, Pre-Teen