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Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby oldranger » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:04 pm

Last summer I took my two oldest grandkids on a 2 night trip to Green Lakes in the 3 Sisters Wilderness west of Bend. It was a perfect trip for Sequoia and Hunter-4.2 miles and 1,000 feet of vertical. Green Lakes is the most popular destination in the Wilderness and serves as a base for some hiking to the top of the South Sister. Each kid carried about 15 lbs (about 20% of their weight) and grandpa carried 43 lbs or 27% of his weight. Next time I think we will carry the same proportions as I couldn't keep up with them! They are both active in sports and are in incredible shape. It was amazing--no whining (except from grandpa).
Hunter and Sequoia.jpg
Hamming it up at the Halfway break
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Taking a walk along lower Green Lake
Skeeters.jpg
At times there were a few skeeters!
Hunter and Sequoia fishing.jpg
Fishing the big, or Middle Green Lake
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They don't look sleepy but they fell right to sleep
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Heading out from camp, next morning
Green Lake False Summit of S.jpg
Green Lake and False summit of South Sister
Snow.jpg
Snow, source of snowball fight, slush, and grandpa's daiquiri
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Elephant Heads--about 2x the size of those I've seen in the Sierra
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Fishing was slow but Hunter finally caught a fish!


Even with slow fishing a great time was had by all. At Christmas time after taking my granddaughter cross country skiing, she told her mom, "After backpacking my favorite sport is skiing." How good does it get?

Mike
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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:34 pm

So cute! They really seem to be loving it. Great that you can get them interested in the wilderness so young.
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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby rlown » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:43 pm

I can almost hear it: "Hunter, Ice!"
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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby oldranger » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:34 pm

Russ

Gotta teach em early!

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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby maverick » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:37 pm

Very cool OR!
Thanks for the Green Lake shots, I have only heard nice things about the
Sister's area.
Great to see the kids enjoying themselves in such a beautiful environment.
One of my only regrets in life is that we decided not to have kids, oh well.
So which one will be working for NPS?
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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:08 pm

Very nice. Nothing like making memories. Good Job !!
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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:05 pm

Great post. Thanks for sharing!
Wonder is rock and water and the life that lives in-between.
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Re: Grandpa takes the grandkids

Postby BSquared » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:17 pm

Damn, those Oregonian elephants must be huge, to have such big heads. Wish my grandkids were closer.... Sigh.
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