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Kids and Backpacking
June 22, 2016 09:43AM
Hello All -

Looking for advice for backpacking with kids - trail ideas, not the wisdom of the decision! In any case we've been going from TM towards Donahue / Lyell Canyon over the past few years. Both my 9 year-old and 7 year-old have been making the trip since they turned 5 (not OVER Donahue mind you, just the requisite 5 or so miles in to where camping is permitted). I am thinking about bringing my third child (turns five in September) this year as well. However, does anyone have any alternative ideas for hikes that are relatively easy? I have been on many backcountry trips to Yosemite over the years and cannot recall any easier trips than the Lyell Canyon trip. Background is that we tend to set up camp day 1 and then do day trips (usually) fishing up/down a river, and we have the prerequisite permits for Lyell.

Thanks in advance for any ideas / suggestions.
avatar Re: Kids and Backpacking
June 22, 2016 11:15AM
Let's see:

Lower Cathedral
Polly Dome Lake (sorry, may not have fish anymore)
May Lake
Glen Aulin
Lower Sunrise

Seriously... I really think all of these are doable for a yungun.
Take it slow and steady... enjoy the journey.



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avatar Re: Kids and Backpacking
June 22, 2016 11:16AM
If you need more... lemme know...



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Re: Kids and Backpacking
June 23, 2016 06:42AM
Thanks for the advice Chick-on very much appreciated.
Re: Kids and Backpacking
June 26, 2016 07:42PM
Polly Dome Lakes are fishless, sorry to say



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Re: Kids and Backpacking
June 26, 2016 07:44PM
Outside of Yosemite, look at Jennie Lakes, Grouse Ridge, and Desolation Wilderness. All fit your needs pretty well.



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