Hey everyone, when we had our first baby we took a trip to Banff and did some hiking, we had a great time. Thinking of visiting Waterton for baby #2
but not sure if trails are suitable. Trails we want to do:
Akamina Ridge, Wall & Forum Lakes - 18.3km/985m
Lineham Ridge, Rowe Lakes - 17.2km/1120m
Carthew-Alderson Lakes Trail - 20.1km/651m
Highline Trail (Glacier National Park) - 13.5miles/400’up/2200’down?
As far as distance and elevation are concerned, there's no problem, the weight of the kids is like carrying an overnight pack with tent. It's just more work
But I'd like to know what the trails are like, we want to avoid scrambling where hands would be needed for extended periods, sketchy down climbs or scree slopes, fording, etc.. we want to stick to trails. Steep switchbacks are not an issue, though prefer to go up them and take a gradual trail down.
To give you an idea, two years ago with baby #1
we hiked Plain of Six Glaciers w/ beehives. That was great. I did a detour to Devil's Thumb on my own, definitely would not want baby on my back for that gully. We hiked to Conrad Kain hut, that was great too, ladders and such no problem as footing is solid. We hiked the Iceline loop/Stanley Mitchell Hut, very straightforward, that was nice. We hiked to bow hut, this was a little trickier with the big boulder and having to cross a couple of streams. Wouldn't want to get trickier than this. But stuff like the talus fields is not a problem though a proper trail is ideal. And Sentinel Pass, no problem there.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!