I was debating writing this report since it didn't have anything to do with hammocks, but the father in me wants the world to know how proud I am of my son for covering the mileage he did seeing as this was his first time hiking...so here it goes.
Hike for the day (1/29/12): Chantry Flats to Hoegee's to Sturtevant Falls then back.
Start Time: 7:00 AM PST
End Time: 11:27 AM PST
Total Mileage: 8.37 miles
Altitude Range: 2046 ft. ~ 4259 ft.
Getting ready at the parking lot.
On to the trail...
You know it's going to be a good day when you're greeted with this view.
Overview of our hike.
Making sure we're heading the right direction
No so excited...
The way the trees looked and how dark it was started to freak him out a bit.
...and it opens up to this...it's so much nicer out here.
Enjoying the view and taking time soaking it all in.
First stop...Hoegee's (next weekend, we're going to Mt. Wilson )
Playing around enjoying some breakfast.
We reach Robert's Camp on the way to the falls
He's getting tired...
Hiked back to Robert's Camp from the falls to head home...
He starts to question my sanity at this point...the last 1/2 mile push seemed like a 1000 ft. elevation gain.
...yeah it kicked my butt too.
Taking our last break before heading home...
He now wants me to include him when I go backpacking...suits me just fine...I now have an awesome backpacking sidekick