Mar 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm #1300657
Remember that odd couple attempting a traverse of the Pyreneees with their 3-month old baby? Well, they walked the 1000km – although in 4 parts. First with baby (see the BPL article 'Backpacking: baby on board' http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/babyonboard.html#.UUjUJxmBA7A). Later with toddler. By the time she was 2 years and 6 months, Flora had crossed the 1000km, on foot (well, mostly carried of course). The fool / dad wrote a book on it – launched next month in Belgium. Partly on the art of walking with small children (with words of thanks to BPL & the best parts of the heated debate we had mentionned in the book).
I thought you might like this 4 minute movie showing how a thru-hike with a 2 year old in the Pyreneeës is great fun indeed. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=162621733889252
A BPL article will follow …Mar 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm #1967531
Mary DBPL Member
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Way to go, Nick, Fany and Flora! Congratulations–and also on the book!Mar 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm #1967537
You have my vote. Loved the video.Mar 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm #1967550
Tad EnglundBPL Member
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Thanks Nick, I can't wait for the articleMar 20, 2013 at 10:26 am #1967839
@stingray4540Locale: South Bay
Lazy kid. Where's HER backpack?
Just kidding, that's awesome actually. I hope I have the patience, and the time to give our daughter experiences like that.Apr 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm #1974335
Christopher GutweinBPL Member
My wife and I are already worried that a child will cut out the primitive outdoor activities we enjoy from our lives for a number of years. Gives me hope, we'll be getting the book to explore our options.Apr 9, 2013 at 1:12 pm #1974500
M GBPL Member
Amazing video. Was laughing very loudly in my office while watching. my 22 month old is just reaching the 1 mile trail limit of her hiking ability but can cross rivers and deal with stones the same way Flora does. How did you build up her stamina, whats the longest she can go and what kind of backpack carrier are you using? How are you dealing with diaper changes? Many questions, can't wait for our first overnight backpacks this summer.May 24, 2016 at 2:02 pm #3404504
Steve BehaeghelBPL Member
@evetsLocale: Gent, BELGIUM
I’m going to hijack my friend Nick Meynen’s forum post to add our experience on backpacking with a baby on board.
When our daughter was 20 weeks old, we took her on a extremely rewarding backcountry 45-day backpacking trip into Chilean and Argentine Patagonia. Ice-caked mountains, evergreen virgin rainforrests, eye-blurring blue and green rivers, golden rolling pampa, abundant wildlife, rare humans, vitamin D spitting sun, howling wind, freshes ever air and senses running overtime. Contrary to gut feeling, it turned our baby way more relaxed then when put between four walls.
A video report you find on my latest blogpostMay 24, 2016 at 5:27 pm #3404544
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Adobe Flash is now blocked by most browsers, and for good reason too. It’s a security nightmare. You need to convert to HTML5 or post some nice stills.
CheersMay 25, 2016 at 2:36 am #3404604
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