In our earlier hiking days we would go out and do 4 or 5 miles on a Sunday and the kids would be nice and docile on the following Monday. These days, wearing them out is rarity. Their fitness and capacity for activity has improved so much over the years, that is seems like no matter what we do they bounce back almost immediately.
As the parent, I see it as my responsibility (I enjoy the challenge) to tire them out. This means taking them out on more epic adventures.
This past weekend we hiked the loop at Mont Albert in the Parc Nationale de la Gaspésie, about an hour-and-a-half drive from our home. The total distance of this loop is around 17.5 km, which is the longest hike we have ever done as a family. I am happy to report that we finally saw another docile Monday - everyone was worn-out and satisfied.
What follows is a few photos from our trip.