High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Langley, BC, Canada.
We just returned from this same trip and were absolutely amazed by how many kids were on the trail, ages 3 and up. On our way out we even saw a woman with a jogging stroller in Robson Meadows. The 3-1/2 yo was walking, mom's gear was in the stroller. Maybe they were choppered in a few days before as I cannot imagine getting that thing up the trail. The night before a woman arrived in camp in a skirt. (long hair/skirt, family from Cache Creek)
Our favourite family was one we nicknamed the dad 'SuperDad'. He was carrying 90 lbs, mom and the 7 yo boy had medium packs, and the 5 yo girl was carrying 1.5 litres of water, her stuffed animal and blankie, and the TP. A very important pack for sure. They were planning on being out for 7 nights.
These children told us all about their biking adventures in the Chilcotin in the previous weeks, and were very at-home on the trail. They even went out to filter water alone (at Whitehorn, across the bridge). Very capable children for sure.