by climbingcowboy » Mon May 26, 2014 10:12 am
by Matt Lemke » Tue May 27, 2014 5:04 am
by Bill Reed » Tue May 27, 2014 4:40 pm
Matt Lemke wrote:Can you bring dogs into wilderness areas? If not you reduce your list of potential places dramatically and the list of Colorado's most beautiful places you can visit essentially drops to zero.
climbingcowboy wrote:I'm new to CO coming from Flagstaff AZ. I'm taking my 8 year old son on his first backpacking trip in July. We'll be leaving out of Denver area. I was thinking of packing into a cool lake and spending 2-3 nights kicking back and hiking around from there to check out stuff, instead of packing up the tent each day. But wouldn't be opposed to a 2-3 night with stopping twice if its a loop. Don't really want to have to hike more then 4-6 hours a day since this is his first I want it to be fun and relaxing not having to push it each day. We're regular outdoorsman hunting/hiking/skiing. Taking the hounds along also. Elevation isn't to big of deal since we're used to living at 7000'
Thank in advance
by fatdad » Tue May 27, 2014 6:41 pm
by WyomingSummits » Tue May 27, 2014 6:56 pm
fatdad wrote:I'm assuming that you've done a fair bit of hiking with your 8 yr. old already, otherwise just "4-6 hours" of hiking per day seems like an awful lot. I'd say an 8 yr. old probably has not much more than an hour, especially if he or she is carrying even a small pack. If you want fun and relaxing, I'd stick to a nice lake 1-3 miles from the trail head.
by Scott » Tue May 27, 2014 7:35 pm
I'd say an 8 yr. old probably has not much more than an hour, especially if he or she is carrying even a small pack.
by mconnell » Wed May 28, 2014 9:20 pm
by climbingcowboy » Wed May 28, 2014 9:30 pm
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