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Sleeping Through the South Rim

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Offline Homer67

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Sleeping Through the South Rim
« on: May 03, 2016, 12:37:18 PM »
I don't post many photos of myself, but here's one - Sandi and I hauled the kid up to the South Rim during our 5-nights at PI3. I hadn't spent much time in the Chisos and it was fun to explore.  The kid was a real hit on the mountain and loved rolling in the dirt when in camp. Even tough we base camped and only hiked trails, taking a 9-month old up and down the mountain on a multi-night camping trip has its challenges. We'll be ready for some multi-night loop hikes in Olympic this October. :)

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How many 9-month olds sleep through the South Rim?
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Re: Sleeping Through the South Rim
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 12:52:52 PM »
Great stuff Homer, glad to see you back and getting that kid out on the trail!
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Re: Sleeping Through the South Rim
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 04:20:04 PM »
Thanks ME!  I don't post too much on my trips to the park now - I'd overrun this site!

We are excited to get out with baby.  We have some extended backpacking planned in AZ and CO this summer, more prep for our big trip in October, when baby will return to the NW for another outing. It's easy enough to get out on a good off-trail haul with my buddies, but taking the kid makes things interesting. We are thinking of taking the kid up the Mesa in Nov (because a photo of her at Entrance Camp would be boss). Water was the biggest issue on this last outing - I had to haul the camp + 3 gallons, then hike down and haul 4 gallons back up then down again to get Sandi and the kid, when I hauled 3 more gallons back up to PI3 while Sandi hauled Faith. It made for a long day! Sandi planned everything for the kid meticulously, and baby did very well in camp for 5 nights - the tent is sort of a bouncy house for her (we use 3 BA Double Z's to cover the floor); this was really the focus of this trip - dealing with baby in camp for 5 nights and on back-to-back-to-back day-long hikes. I hauled baby on the day hikes while Sandi had the day pack. One of us did always stay close to the kid in camp and on the hikes we had to stop every 2 hours or so and get baby out for a diaper check/possible meal. This kept baby content so we didn't get back to camp with a baby who had slept all day and wanted to play all night. This was also Sandi's first real test of her back after her injury in Nov 2013, and she did well.

So yeah, we're off now to take baby to places most adults haven't been to - Great Outdoors Persons begin early. Who else has taken an infant to the South Rim?
« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 04:27:52 PM by Homer67 »
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

 


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