Hiking with Kids: Prado Lane, Feb 17 2015

Upon waking this morning, my son said ‘Daddy, we go hike!’ How could I argue with that?!?!

The Plan

I had no idea how long we’d be out for, so I emptied the contents of our diaper bag into our child carrier and added some food and lots of water (extra weight). I was hoping to put a couple miles on my new Oboz Beartooth BDry backpacking boots. I want to use them on my planned Feb 21 hike.

The Outcome

details to follow..



With the kid’s stuff, food, water & extra weight the child carrier was around 25 lbs. Since I did not know if my son would be hiking or riding in the pack, I did not load it with more weight (Deuter recommends that the maximum weight of child and gear not exceed 48.5 lbs.).

Notable Gear

  •  Oboz Beartooth BDry
    • Wow – can’t believe how comfortable these are right out of the box. When I get a new pair of boots or shoes, I immediately replace the insoles with expensive aftermarket insoles… not with these!
  • Deuter Kid Comfort II (full review coming soon)
    • My son ended up walking, but 25 lbs carried very well, as expected.
  • Peak Design PROPLATE
    • PROplate fits into Capture in 4 directions
      • This is awesome for lens changes
    • Hex/coin-drive connection screw
      • The option of using a coin, allen wrench or CAPTURE TOOL to secure the plate is a great feature
    • 4 loops specifically designed for attaching Peak Design Anchors
      • There are much easier to use than the neck strap loops that are part of the camera

Geek Stats

Distance: 1.81 miles RT || Duration: 1hr 04m || Elevation Change: ±700′