Sunday, March 04, 2012

Coast Backpack (#5)

The last weekend of February, we went on our first whole-family backpacking trip. We had been waiting for our youngest child to be able to walk far enough and carry his own small backpack. He was a trooper and made little complaint about our 4-mile round trip hike.

One of the secrets to a happy crew is snacks to look forward to.

We made it to the beach!

Anna's first backpacking trip in a long while. At dark it became a bit chilly with strong wind gusts throughout the night.

Happy Birthday, L! Tidepools were about a half-mile walk down the beach.

Another secret to happy campers is bringing friends along. They taught us about some of the sea creatures they found and made the hike out seem much shorter.

1 comment:

Cindy Smith said...

Looks like such fun, we might have to try that this summer, I'll have to admit I'm a little jealous of your weather there right now.