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    53 miles in 5 days...10 yrs old!!!

    Trooper and I decided to do a big hike this summer. He is only 10 and I had a tough time deciding how far he could go. We finally decided on a 50 miler. This would be a hike he will remember for his whole life. It turned out to be 53. He carried his full pack the entire time. We had close to 12,000 in elevation gain over the trip. It may have been one of the greatest things I have ever done with my son.

    here is a few pics








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    53 miles in 5 days...10 yrs old!!!

    Way to go dad! Those will be priceless memories for a lifetime.

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    very nice trip with your son

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    Awesome all the way around.

    I hope when my daughters are old enough that they will not only entertain me with such a trip but enjoy and find the beauty and importance of getting out and adventure.

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    Blaktee that is awesome! Just took a 14 hr trip with son who is now 19 and I was amazed at all the things he remembered that I thought never would. Your boy will remember every minute, good on ya for being a great dad!
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    You planted a seed in his imagination that will grow forever

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    Very nice. Dads who backpack with their kids are the BEST!

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    Re: 53 miles in 5 days...10 yrs old!!!

    Just awesome. Congrats to him for hiking that far. I am sure it was special as a father to spend that time with him in the woods.

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    Very cool! My son turns 9 next month and he still loves to get out hiking with me. I hope he always enjoys it

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    Big smile on troopers face in every picture.
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