This afternoon we did a hike to Lindeman Lake with our friends. Gary and I have done it twice before but never with the kids. It was a little harder than I remembered (I'm a few years older and had Nya on my back the whole time) but still enjoyable! It's about 2 km long and takes just under an hour to get to the lake.
The kids all did so well! It was a little chilly so I'd say Jen and I did well too :) The only downfall of this hike is that it's pretty far away. It's right next to Chilliwack Lake which means it's about 1.5 hours from Surrey. I think this would be the perfect place to do our first overnight backpacking trip with our kids! There are tent pads and an outhouse located at the lake and the fact that it's just a one hour hike makes it ideal with younger kids. There is another lake, Greendrop, about another 1-2 hours hike past Lindeman which I've never been too. Could be fun in a couple of years!
The kids found a couple of geocaches along the way which they always love.
We had a few snacks and relaxed a bit but then the wind/cold/light rain had us up and moving again!
Ella and the boys get along really well and they are all the same level of goofiness.
Miss Nya's last two molars are coming in right now so she's not the happiest little hiker but she did all right!
We love hanging out with this family and are so glad that we've been able to spend some great times with them.
I love the scenery on this hike. I wouldn't recommend it for kids under the age of 5 unless there are enough adult hands for them to hold (or if they are in a carrier!). I hope you have a good and safe long weekend!
PS If you've done the hike to Greendrop Lake, let me know how much longer it is and whether the trail is slightly `easier' or just the same please!