For the second year, we took the boys back to Elbow Lake for a night of actual
backpacking and camping. They absolutely love the fishing, throwing rocks into the lake
and generally spending time without their siblings.
Here are Rhys and Henry having a party in the back of Alf's truck at the Elbow Lake trailhead.
Because EVERYONE is stuck local this summer, all of the trailheads are basically jammed every day. So,
it took us almost 10 minutes to get a parking spot that wasn't on the highway.
Henry getting packed up prior to our hike into the campground.
Last year I had found a backpacking 'mac and cheese' that Henry loved. Of course this year, I couldn't find
one so I brought PC white cheddar mac and cheese (butter noodles to Henry) and that was a huge hit.
These two were literally casting bobs all over the shrubbery and then running through the creek
with their shoes on. It was a pretty funny morning for them.
We had lunch at the Little Highwood Pass picnic site, but couldn't actually find the picnic tables.
So we just walked up the road a bit, found the bear closure, and then chilled here.
And of course, no backpacking trip would be complete without a visit to 'Ice Cream Junction', also
known as Fortress Junction. These two did really well on this trip and other than the 5 alarm
meltdown later that night for Henry, it was a pretty decent outing.