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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Default 7 Year old to bugaboo campground?

Hi there,

Can someone comment if it is possible to bring a 7 year old to the bugaboo's campgrounds. Obviously no climbing and glacier travel involved but I've heard that the access to the park itself is pretty extreme.

Can anyone comment?

Thx,

Jack
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 12:57 PM
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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.
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In my humble opinion, the difficulty of the approach is greatly embellished. There's a couple sections with chains and one ladder, a jungle gym provides a greater technical difficult.

It's not an overly strenuous trail either. About 2 hours with a full pack for an adult who's in shape. For a kid I wouldn't guess more than 3 hours. If pack weight is a serious concern, some people go back again and split their load in two.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thx I really appreciate it
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 10:32 PM
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Agree with Trick. The scarier part is getting there in a low clearance vehicle. there were some deep ruts when I went.
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