Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Finally stopping that crazy suffering that is ice, climbing to concentrate on great ski tours!, .
Interest: Anything that can drag me to the mountains. Backpacking is #1, followed by climbing, dayhiking and camping with family.
Depends on the 7yr old. My daughter did some pretty heady backpacks when she was that age, including some 20km+ days with lots of gain.
The trick is a token pack. I wanted her to carry a pack, but it only had her lunch in it. Keep the pace slow and take breaks.
The approach to the Bugs is steep and has a couple of "fun" spots, but nothing a 7yr old can't do.
Have you considered staying at the hut? Lightens the load and gives a great place to relax and play.