Hiking with Your Teen… The Arizona Trail with Charlotte Clews and Daughter Georgia

Hiking with Your Teen… The Arizona Trail with Charlotte Clews and Daughter Georgia

Charlotte (46) and Georgia (13) hiked 789 miles from Mexico to Utah. It all started with boredom. Georgia was bored of being stuck at home looking at a screen due to pandemic measures. And her mom Charlotte, an experienced hiker and runner had the idea to go on a hike.

The Arizona Trail, as it is called, turned out to be a crazy, amazing trip. Meeting only other hikers along the way, they experience the diversity of the Arizona landscape, adjusted to the hard conditions, and bonded deeply.

Listen to the episode to know more about how to start hiking, preparing for a big hike, and what to expect when hiking.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • How to hike and get food during Covid
  • How to deal with environmental changes  
  • How much water to carry for the trip

Links Mentioned in Episode:

Show Highlights:

  • Prepping food for long trail hikes
  • Walking 100 miles as a thirteen-year-old
  • Screen addiction and how to spend time away from it


  • 4:33 Adjusting your diet to hiking conditions
  • 14:48 The journey through Arizona
  • 22:03 Healing your brain by walking
  • 33:27 Running and hiking consistently
  • 43:47 Tips for walking more and start hiking

Guest Bio:

Charlotte Clews is a nature-nerd, ultra trail runner, thru-hiker, Maine Guide, mother and wunder-twin who teaches Pilates, strength training and physical rehabilitation in Downeast, Maine. She has a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University and a M.S. in botany from the University of Vermont. In 2020 Charlotte started guiding wilderness trips for Maine tweens and teens.

Georgia is her 13 year old daughter.

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