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    Member qbiclewarrior's Avatar
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    Sons first BackPacking Trip!

    Wanted to get my son out for his first BP trip... I took my daughter out last year and he has been asking ever since.

    Got the whole fam involved in this one... Ms. qb (who hasnt' had a pack on her back for several years), my son and daughter.
    Went up to Uwharrie at the 109 Trail Head and parked there for a Sat/Sun overnight. Temps were mild in the day and it got down to the mid 40s that night. Trails were not crowded (surprising) and we did not see any other tents for the couple of miles we hiked.

    A couple of highlights for the kids... crossing several streams, climbing every tree and building the fire even in 70* temps.
    I slept in my modified JRB BMBH UL/ MamJam and they stayed in the Golite Shang 3.
    I got to test out some new stuff and some of my DIY stuff. Everything worked out great.
    Pics are of the kids and our set up as well as the Uwharrie trail.
    Can't wait to get out again soon and start transferring some of the weight from my pack to theirs!

    qb
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    Senior Member Labrador's Avatar
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    Sounds like a great family weekend. Nice work getting everyone involved.

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    Looks like a great time with the family! I'm looking forward to taking my grandson out this Summer.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

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    Mr. Arrowhead pgibson's Avatar
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    Looks like a great time. I got to get my younger son out for a backpacking trip this year.
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    Looks like fun. Have they started asking for their own hammocks yet?
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Awesome sounding trip QB.. how did the Shang 3 work for them?

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    Senior Member Floridahanger's Avatar
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    I love it when the whole family is involved.
    Great getting them all out of the house. Soon you will be lighter....Soon.
    Enjoy and have fun with your family, before they have fun without you

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    Senior Member jerhangin11's Avatar
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    Sons first BackPacking Trip!

    Way to get them out young! Nice pics! I have my first child in the oven and I'm really hoping he/she likes the outdoors!

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    Sons first BackPacking Trip!

    The kids were obviously enjoying themselves! Congratulations!
    Mike
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    Great fun get them on the AT early.

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