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#1033755 - 09/08/11 02:04 PM [TR] Dorothy Lake
needtoclimb Offline

Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 214
TRs: 8 Photos: 64
Loc: Seattle, WA
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.

My sister on the left, my wife and boy on the right.

Very easy trail.

Group break time, complete with huckleberries.

Down at the lake.

Time for bed.

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 (09/08/11 02:09 PM)

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#1033760 - 09/08/11 02:18 PM Re: [TR] Dorothy Lake [Re: needtoclimb]
olyclimber Offline

Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 25324
TRs: 47 Photos: 895
Loc: In Love with You
sweet get'm out there and start them young! next year you can make the little guy carry your pack...its only fair!

#1033775 - 09/08/11 04:47 PM Re: [TR] Dorothy Lake [Re: needtoclimb]
Dan_Miller Offline
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Registered: 01/29/06
Posts: 445
TRs: 0 Photos: 1
Loc: Seattle/Heronwood
What fortunate children. Be sure and let them know just how lucky they were as infants when they get a little older!

Have fun.
'What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above.'

Rene Daumal

#1033786 - 09/08/11 05:40 PM Re: [TR] Dorothy Lake [Re: needtoclimb]
wayne Offline

Registered: 05/14/01
Posts: 3602
TRs: 78 Photos: 656
Loc: Seattle!
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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