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[TR] Dorothy Lake

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Trip: Dorothy Lake


Date: 9/8/2011


Trip Report:

This isn't a climbing TR, but with a 7-month old boy, this is about as adventurous as I can get for a little while. My wife and I haven't been backpacking for over a year, and it was time. We convinced my sister and her husband to join us with their 1-year old girl.


We chose Dorothy Lake near Skykomish. It is an easy 2.5 mile approach which meant we could quickly bail if something happened.


Dorothy_Lake_9-06-2011_1.jpg My sister on the left, my wife and boy on the right.


Dorothy_Lake_9-6-2011_2.jpg Very easy trail.


Dorothy_Lake_9-6-2011_3.jpg Group break time, complete with huckleberries.


Dorothy_Lake_9-6-2011_161.jpgDown at the lake.


Dorothy_Lake_9-6-2011_14.jpg Time for bed.


Dorothy_Lake_9-7-2011_22.jpg Babies naturally wake up for an alpine start, but us parents wanted to sleep in.




It was a fun trip. My wife and I are looking for more like-minded parents to do more trips. If you don't climb much anymore due to an addition to the family, but still wish to get out, drop me a PM. We want to do some more hikes and get back into the mountains. And perhaps trade babysitting so the parents can go do a real climb again?

Edited by needtoclimb

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sweet get'm out there and start them young! next year you can make the little guy carry your pack...its only fair!

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What fortunate children. Be sure and let them know just how lucky they were as infants when they get a little older!


Have fun.

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I remember one of the first camping trips with the little ones. The youngest asked if this is where we live now.

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