Shepard's first backpacking trip

Shepard is 9 months old and the weather has warmed up enough that we decided on a short backpacking overnighter in Dinosaur National Monument. 

 

With our 75 liter backpack maxed out, and our Dueter kid comfort carrier all loaded up, we set out to spend a night next to a small creek.  

 

It was only a 2 mile hike in so it was pretty easy going and having water along the way allowed us to fill and treat it as we went. 

 

The fishing was good, we saw lots of wildlife, and had perfect weather. Other than Shepard struggling to stay asleep at night (which happens no matter where we are) it was a great time and we look forward to the next one!  

Lauren tenkara fishing.    

Lauren tenkara fishing.  

 

Dinner time  

Dinner time  

Drifting right along  

Drifting right along  

Trail to the trout  

Trail to the trout  

River locals

River locals

Chillin

Chillin

Caddis hatch  

Caddis hatch