Today we set out for what was listed as a 2.5hr hike for experienced hikers. It was what the Australian National Park system classified as an extremely difficult hike. We were definitely worried that Miles wouldn’t be able to make it. He is not what you might call the most enthusiastic hiker on easy pitches. For this hike, I tried a different tactic. I told him upfront that this would be a tough hike and asked if he felt up to it. Of course he did, and with a little distraction* he was able to make it the whole way up and down, carrying his own weight.
We some some amazing views, and were treated to a few of the gigantic monitor lizards that the island was named for. In the end, the two and a half hour hike only took us five hours. It was exhausting, but we are so glad we did it.
* I told him that he could talk about Minecraft as much as he wanted, and I would pay rapt attention, as long as he kept putting one foot in front of the other.