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TrishandAlex
07-21-2008, 01:54 PM
Greetings,

I've been lurking for some time and have finally registered!

My name is Trish, and my daughter Alex and I began our peakbagging adventures this summer. We've done four and will keep doing 2-4 a month until we've bagged them all. We're summer hikers, and we take a loooong time (Alex is 5), so this'll probably take a while! Despite her age, Alex is a very strong and enthusiastic hiker. I look forward to continuing to glean info from you nice folks, and perhaps we'll meet on the trails some day? If we do meet, Alex will surely chat you up for as long as you'll listen.

(I carry a large pack full of emergency gear and appropriate clothing, and I pay careful attention to the weather. Just thought I'd put that out there since I'm hiking with a child).

Happy hiking,
Trish

KD Talbot
07-21-2008, 03:27 PM
Can never start 'em too young! Good luck and welcome to the forum! Ask whatever you want here, there are some very knowledgeable folks and if we don't have the answer we know where to get it.


KDT

TrishandAlex
07-21-2008, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, KD!

Brad
07-21-2008, 06:32 PM
Welcome to you two. You will make lots of friends out here on the forum. You will find even more friends on the trails if the emergency gear includes fresh brownies and such. :)

TrishandAlex
07-21-2008, 08:18 PM
Welcome to you two. You will make lots of friends out here on the forum. You will find even more friends on the trails if the emergency gear includes fresh brownies and such. :)

:)

No, I only pack Powerbars. My mama paranoia is such that I don't want to pack anything aromatic that might attract bears. Yes, I know, a silly thing to worry about. :p However, since my kid's with me, I tend to overdo it on the what-if scenarios, lol.

Brad
07-21-2008, 08:32 PM
At least you do not have to worry about the moose and fox. ForestGnome has those under control. He tells them to come and sit. They do it. You should be fine.

Bretton Woods Brat
07-21-2008, 08:52 PM
Welcome Trish and Alex! :D

storygirll
07-21-2008, 08:59 PM
A big NH welcome to you both!
Very exciting! I'll be watching for you on the trail.
I'm the one reading a book while taking breaks.

Smile always,
>^..^<
storygirll

Shandar
07-21-2008, 11:39 PM
Welcome! I think I saw you this past weekend. Did you go out on Sunday? We were past and talk to a very young girl and mother.

freehill
07-21-2008, 11:58 PM
Welcome,

My finest memories of being a child would
be hiking with my Mom and Dad!!
I can still remember Mt. Chocorua when I was around age 3 or 4.
Now not a kid I still Love to Hike today!
Oh yea, "Thanks Mom and Dad":cool:

Keep it up Trish and Alex

TrishandAlex
07-22-2008, 08:05 AM
Welcome! I think I saw you this past weekend. Did you go out on Sunday? We were past and talk to a very young girl and mother.

No, we couldn't go out this past weekend. My husband was away on business, and I need him to watch our youngest (age 3) while Alex and I hike. I can't carry my youngest daughter and my pack at the same time on a long hike.

But we'll be out this coming weekend!! We can't wait.

(The blog in my signature line is a journal (with pics) of the few trips we've done so far.)

Thanks again for the warm welcome everyone!

Every day that I am not hiking, I'm spending whatever few minutes I can snag checking out the trail reports of others, analyzing maps, dreaming of the next hike...I wish I could just live hiking around all the time. Who needs money, eh?

Caffeine Addict
07-22-2008, 08:13 AM
welcome 2 you both if your worried about the aromatic scent from the fresh brownies im sure between brad and i we could carry them for you :D
again welcome to the site and happy hiking

joe

Brad&Val
07-22-2008, 11:49 AM
Welcome guys,

We hike as a family, but as the kids get older we don't get to do it as much as in years past. We started the kids early in life, I believe my son did Washington the first time when he has five (though some family members believe it was four). Some of the best conversations among the family have been on the trail.

In any event it can be a great time together as long you have a fair degree of patience and a sense of humor. As a mom of two, I assume you have both!

Look forward to seeing you on the trail.

Tim&Val
07-22-2008, 09:28 PM
Welcome to the site!! There are so many great people here who will gladly give you any information that you need or want. They've been really great to us in the last year.

I'm a big "what-if'er" too on the trail, and I don't even have a child to worry about! That's OK, don't let it stop you from getting out there!

Enjoy the mountains!
Valerie

mtruman
07-22-2008, 09:58 PM
Glad to have you join us here. Wonderful to see someone getting the kids out early. We've been getting my daughter out with us since she was about 5-6 (but nothing as big then as you are doing now with your 5 year old). She's 13 now and tonight we were helping her get her pack ready for the 7 day AMC backpack in the 100 mile wilderness that she starts Friday. She says its the best thing she's doing this summer! Keep those kids on the trails and away from the TV, video games and computers!!! Best of luck with the rest of your summer hikes.

Brad
07-23-2008, 12:14 AM
Welcome to the site!! There are so many great people here who will gladly give you any information that you need or want. They've been really great to us in the last year.

I'm a big "what-if'er" too on the trail, and I don't even have a child to worry about! That's OK, don't let it stop you from getting out there!

Enjoy the mountains!
Valerie
Yes, but someone has to worry about Tim.