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Gustav Bostrom
(gusbo) - MLife

Locale: Scandinavia
Overnight hike with small kids on 09/12/2010 14:59:35 MDT Print View

Here comes a trip report from an overnight hike I did with my kids aged 3 and 5 in Lapland this year:
http://thebearablelightness.blogspot.com/2010/09/kids-on-mountain.html
I will probably follow-up with a gear post later.

Adan Lopez
(Lopez) - F

Locale: San Gabriel Valley
Great Report! on 09/12/2010 16:28:35 MDT Print View

I dont know where Lapland is but it is beautiful. I especially love the streams in the photos and the great lighting on the distant hill behind your tent. The boys will thank you later for this, they will tell their friends over and over that they went on a wild hike with their papa when they were just wee boys. Thanks for the pics.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Overnight hike with small kids on 09/12/2010 17:32:02 MDT Print View

Gustav,
I enjoyed your report, and have lived through the "I want momma" and sleepless nights to make sure the kids stay warm. Our Momma would NOT be happy if I brought them home with a cold. Have you thought about putting one sleeping bag upside down to keep them completely contained?? Seriously, I agree that it's best to have a thick base layer since kids wiggle so much.

It is worth the effort, and they will cherish these photos & memories all their life. Besides...Momma probably appreciates a break with only one kid!!

Tom

Edited by TomClark on 09/12/2010 17:36:08 MDT.