Greetings Club Treaders. It's been quite awhile since I've been on CT, but I thought I would put up a quickie trip report for your reading / viewing pleasure.
Most of our friends on CT know we had an addition to our family in mid-May. Zahra is now almost 5 months and after a busy summer of family events and taking care of a newborn, Mayhem and I decided that we needed one quick overnighter before the weather turned nasty for the winter. I had been out to the Stein Valley on the Easter weekend, but Mayhem has not had a bag night in over a year. We picked Strike Lake in Manning Park for an easy bag night.
What would backpacking with a 5 month old baby be like? Pretty easy! Here's a few photos
Yeah, yeah, look at me! The responsible parent (OMFG!)
Mayhem carried Zahra in our new Dueter Kid Comfort III baby backpack, with some gear odds n'ends, and I loaded up my pack with pretty much everything else.
Tucker is such a good dog. Loves to carry his doggie backpack and is very gentle with Zahra.
Mmmmmmm - Gotta have a good breakfast!
We had a great time. We went in Friday and came out Saturday. The trail was very quiet. There were two other tents with 3 people at Strike Camp. It got frikin COLD overnight. To at least -5C. There was over a half inch of ice in our water bucket in the morning. Good thing it was easy to get a fire going to warm up. Zahra was a well behaved dream baby the entire trip and we all had a great time.
Good to see your still out there Hiking_nut. Looks like the day time weather was good for you, even with the cooler nights it's always good to get out.
I gotta say my favorite pic is this one
What a lil' sweetheart. Big smile and bright eyes = happy baby. There must be a few extra challenges when backpacking with infants but looks like you both make it look easy. Don't be a stranger, always liked your input etc...