campingandhiking

Made it to the Soldier Pass “secret” arches with my toddler and infant in tow (Sedona, AZ)

Made it to the Soldier Pass “secret” arches with my toddler and infant in tow (Sedona, AZ)

Personally it makes me panicky even just seeing you being near a ledge with an infant on your back, but I'm sure they loved it eh?

my daughter isn’t a novice at this!

The ledge is much lower than it appears but we are seasoned hikers/campers... wouldn’t do anything we couldn’t handle! And yes, they absolutely loved it. My daughter (the older one in the pic) has done it a few times but this was the first time my son hiked past the Sacred pools.

ETA:

Risk vs. reward is just a hard equation. If you don’t go on adventures with your kids then I’m sorry for your kids. My parents kept me “safe” and all I got to show for it is anxiety and depression. I’m working in my kids understanding risks of falls and sure footing and taking them on hikes they are worlds ahead of me mentally because of it. OP is an amazing parent and I would take her kid’s childhoods over my own any day.

Awesome! Great photo. I love that you bring them along and don't turn into those bitter parents who quietly complain that they don't get to do anything fun anymore...while fending off anxious kids who complain that they are bored.

I take my two (1 and 4yo... about the same ages from the look) on a variety of adventures that my neighbors gasp and worry about. It has taken time for me to accept that some people will think I am crazy, and even irresponsible, but how else can I teach my kids to live their life regardless of what other tell them.

Got a little more deep in this post that I originally planned. : ) Great pic. I hope our kids meet while they are out exploring some day.

Missing persons, Near Schroon Lake

Missing persons, Near Schroon Lake

I know this isn't directly related to camping/hiking. But my mother was an avid camper/hiker. Recently moved to Albany, New York. She's been missing since Monday, April 16th near Schroon Lake near the Adarondak Mountains. If anyone lives near there or is familiar with the area can you answer some questions/maybe help me put flyers around there. I'm willing to do anything I can.

Contact all official authorities first and get that ball rolling.

Next, go to Facebook at search up that areas local Overlanding group and SAR group (they almost always share the same people)

Provide all info and context available, they will have eyes on remote spots every day and especially the weekend.

I hope for the best in this situation, try and remember to breathe and stay as calm as you can, a good head on your shoulders will be your best friend and tool for a while.

I'm not tech savvy. I'm not sure how to update this, but she was found this am guys. Not good news. But we have closure. Thank you all so much. Thank you so much.

Try the Adirondacks subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/sub/Adirondacks/

Kinney Lake, BC - it is hard to take a bad picture of this lake.

Kinney Lake, BC - it is hard to take a bad picture of this lake.

I hate it too. Because I'm not there.

Me to throw it out

I hate your picture

Hiked all day, I thought this looked like a decent place to stop for the night...Himalayas, Nepal.

Hiked all day, I thought this looked like a decent place to stop for the night...Himalayas, Nepal.

I took this on my way up to Everest Base Camp, arrived at the village of Dingboche just in time for sunset and a cup of lemon honey tea. edit: oh and the mountain in the picture is Lhotse the fourth highest mountain in the world at 8,516 meters (27,940 ft), after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.

I love this shot. And I love how properly massive it makes those mountains look.

I just got evacuated from there. Recovering in Kathmandu from HAPE. Devastated that I couldn't finish the trek but coming back next year.

I'm glad you're ok, I met a guy who ended up dying in his sleep from altitude sickness because he didn't listen to his body.

Celebrated one year CANCER FREE backpacking in the Grand Canyon!

Celebrated one year CANCER FREE backpacking in the Grand Canyon!

I read the title, glanced at the picture briefly and thought “so did he bring and old chemo drip to send a picture to his old nurses or something” till I realised it was a water bag.

Lol nope just a gravity filter

Congrats man! August will be my year anniversary of being cancer free!

How do you like it? I just got the 4L platypus and haven't used it yet. Taking it out for a "gear check" overnight at the local state park this weekend.

Sundance Pass, Bear-tooth MT.

Sundance Pass, Bear-tooth MT.

That’s awesome! I love the pups rig!

Yeah, he only ever high steps when we get started, like 10 steps and then he falls into stride. We don’t always use boots, only on particular rocky routes, tour a foot pad once and had to cut up a shirt to make a foot pad. Ever since we boot him for rocky routes!

I should put shoes on my dog so I can watch him high-step all the way to the top of the mountain. ;)

It’s a sleeping bag. He has a sleeping pad also but I usually carry it for him.

He is very short haired and gets cold easily. Also too large to fit in my sleeping bag.

After ascending the wrong way twice, we finally made it to my intended proposal spot. She said yes! (Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park)

After ascending the wrong way twice, we finally made it to my intended proposal spot. She said yes! (Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park)

Wind gusts across the frozen lake were in excess of 50 MPH that day. Her tears froze on her face as she cried!

Thank you very much! It was incredibly relieving when it was done- carrying an expensive ring through post hole territory was incredibly concerning!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!!! What an incredibly romantic proposal. Your fiancee is a very very lucky person.

Tomorrow I start the Pacific Crest Trail. Here's all my gear.

Tomorrow I start the Pacific Crest Trail. Here's all my gear.

The weed money wallet is a nice touch

Yeah, nothing says discreet like a wallet labeled Weed Money.

A picture showing your gear after the trek would be an awesome follow up post.

Just remember, National Forest land is under federal law, not state. I know too many snowboarders that have been popped by rangers.

Try one of these subthreads