My 9 yr old son earned a trail name this past weekend...Trooper. Thats cuz he hiked 10 miles with a full pack doing about 3.1 miles/hr. Not sure where he got all that energy. Our packs were kinda heavy to..we were carrying extra gear for cold weather.
It got down to the mid 20's and we both did really well in our Hammocks. He slept next to a nice warm Nalgean bottle....that really works well!!!
Here is Trooper
This was us going in...4.5 miles to camp. The last mile we did in the dark with our headlamps. That was a first for Trooper.
I found two trees that were just perfectly spaced for us to be close to each other. No need for tarps.
We hung out in our hammocks a ton...
The next morning on we hiked around the lake
The lake had a thin layer of ice on it...so we threw rocks at it and broke it all up
The hike out gave us some great views of Palisades Creek
The only thing we hated about the whole trip....was when it ended