Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch on going up
All hail Boy Scouts of America! Really, I am in love with boy scouts for the opportunities they afford him. He'll be the youngest in his troop on this hike, so we've been taking him to the local ski resort, loading his back pack with 10-20-25 pounds and letting him hike UP the mountain to train. Lazy Papa and me take the chairlift up and meet him at the top. There is no way we could ever keep up with him.
And taking 3 toddlers up a chair lift is crazy enough.
At 10,000', Patch climbs the 2,000 vertical feet in just over an hour. I'd guess it's between 1-2 miles, so it's not a long hike. But at that elevation, and with that incline, I am amazed at his stamina and endurance. He hiked the Grand Canyon, up and down in 2 days last year, so even though I a bit concerned for this big hike, I think he'll do just fine. I think.
Instagram photos, that I don't dare post any larger than this, are as good as it gets. Wasn't lugging my new baby up the mountain, as I needed all my hands to man-handle the youngens.