15 Summer Camping Trip Essentials
I wanted to share some pictures from our backpacking/ summer camping trip and also share the gear we brought with us! A lot of you had asked about the gear we brought so hopefully this answers all your questions! We had Rosie in a carrier and David carrying all of our stuff in a backpacking backpack. Atticus hiked on his own with a water backpack.
It was 2.2 miles up and 2.2 miles down so we were really proud of Atticus and how well he did on his first big hike. We started just above Silver Lake Flat and hiked up to Silver Lake (there are two Silver Lakes but the second you have to hike to which is where we went!) The way up was kind of rough for me because the night before I got food poisoning and was throwing up alllll night and all morning.. I threw up a couple hours before we started the hike. And of course after throwing up so much you don’t really feel like eating so I just had no energy and felt so so weak the whole way. Needless to say the way down felt like a breeze.
We had about 16 or so kids between all the families and all of the cousins just played in the dirt, went fishing, played in the lake, and explored. I was literally so covered in dirt after that I had to scrub so hard to get it all off haha it was insane. I wore David’s shorts almost the whole time too because I thought it would be cold up there and didn’t bring shorts! Anyways it was really fun and I think we will try to do one again when Rosie is big enough to hike on her own – so maybe next summer! We really want our kids to have lots of memories in nature camping and not just nice hotels. We really want to make it a point to stay at some not so great hotels too as they get older. I remember being in high school and a friend came on a trip with us and me and my siblings were so excited about the hotel and I could tell my friend thought it wasn’t nice and she said how her family always stays at nicer hotels .. and now that I am a parent I never want my kids to ever say something like that to someone so we talk a lot about how we can avoid our kids having those expectations.
Hope you all have a good day!!!! We are having a low key day in Whistler today and we are going to just swim at the hotel and go on a walk by the river later! xoxoxo
Packs Poco AG Plus 26L Kid Carrier
Hoser Hydration Pack
GravityWorks 4.0L Filter System
Aether AG 70L Backpack
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Amber's Sleeping Bag
David's Sleeping Bag
Atticus & Rosie's Sleeping Bags
Summertime in Utah
We took these pics up Sundance canyon in Utah – I love summertime in Utah and love getting to go up there to hang with family each summer. I can’t believe we used to live with those mountains as our backdrop ahh they always take my breath away every time we go visit.