It's been a while since my last post. The past couple of months, responsibilities and other commitments have taken precedence...I needed to reset my brain badly and the only medicine I needed was more cowbell :).
Just kidding about the cowbell but I really needed some nature induced therapy. This time I wasn't going alone. I was so happy that my daughter wanted to come along. She's been asking me when I could take her out backpacking - how can I refuse such a request? I would be taken to the mattresses if I refused. Luckily, a buddy of mine scheduled a trip to Little Jimmy and it so happened that it was set for a weekend that I had free. Everything is working out perfectly.
Friday night, my daughter and I organize our gear, plan our menu and start packing our bags. All packed up, my pack weight was at around 23 lb.s without water and my daughters pack was 5.5 lbs.
|All packed up and ready to go!|
|On our way :)|
|Parked and Ready to Hike|
|Start of the hike|
|Enjoying the view...|
As we're walking, my daughter stops to enjoy yet another view and she says "Daddy, I really this place, maybe you can take me here again after this trip is over". What can I say, I'm blessed to have a kid that enjoys the outdoors as much as I do. I see a Father and Daughter trip to the Sierra next year...
|She encountered 18 of these guys on the way up :)|
|I love that she gets to enjoy such views - it's nice to share.|
|So proud of my girl!|
|One of many stops at the Spings...she loves water!|
For a mid-afternoon snack, I opted to use one of the many wood stoves at camp. It worked great and it also allowed me to save some of my fuel.
|My buddies Trail Pup "Sammy"|
Morning comes, the trip nearing its end...my daughter sleeps peacefully through the night. Warm in her bag and safe knowing I was next to her. It was nice having her next to me...
|My baby warm and cozy|
We took some time coming down the mountain, we savored every sight and smell knowing that it might be some time again before we can get back out here. Reaching the truck, we decide to drive down to Islip Saddle for a last obligatory shot next to the PCT sign.
Another trip done...back to reality. My baby girl did awesome on this trip. She carried her pack all the way, enjoyed the terrain and had fun with the group. She already want to go to Cooper Canyon before it starts getting cold. Perhaps next month...
Thanks for tuning in...till the next trip. Happy Trails :)