Ok, so I feel dumb even asking this, but I am trying to figure out what to use for my son (3) for hiking. I want him to join me for more of my hiking and birding activities, but he is SO slow. Like seriously, he is a dawdler and he makes the pace way slower than I would like. He also gets tired and then I end up carrying him, which is also not ideal.

I was thinking about getting a jogging style stroller, but I feel weird about having a three year old in one. Does anyone on here have suggestions of what I could use? Do any of you use jogging strollers for a kid that age? Or is a hiking back pack a better idea? Help me figure this out!