Our first backpacking trip of the season finally happened last weekend. Although we had planned two other weekends earlier in the year, one was foiled by cold weather, and another by too busy schedule. We were so excited to make this trip finally happen.
We went into the Naturalist Basin area of the Uintas, starting up the Highline trail just past Mirror Lake. This was the first year Lucy carried a backpacking pack with her sleeping bag and clothes in it. She weighs about 80 pounds, and we gave her 10 pounds to carry — a good start, we thought. She did so fabulous, we couldn’t even believe it. No complaining at all. In fact, the view we had of Lulu and Max for most of the trip was just their backs as they led us along the trail.
We made sure of the more important things . . . Max was well stocked with sugary treats.
The only problem we encountered at all was the mosquitos — huge as horses and swarming to carry us off alive at our second campsite, we scurried for home early in the morning because movement was the only was to avoid them. A good time was had by all, and after a quick wipe-off and change of clothes at the car, we were ready to buy our “reward” hamburgers in Park City.
Have you been backpacking this summer? Where is your favorite spot to go with kids? Please leave me a comment.