Our first snow camping experience with F was back in April last year, when she was 1.5 years old. It was to Taylor Meadows in Garibaldi Park. Here is the trip report from back then.
We ended up choosing Taylor Meadows as our destination for several reasons. It has a nice shelter to hang out in during the day, F denies to wear sunglasses, so she needs to be in the shade or inside during the day when there is snow. It has lot of trees around camp - great for the same reason. It is a short (3 hour incl. break) hike in, and it has several potential objectives.
We left at a pretty reasonable time Saturday and hiked up the switchbacks at a leisurely pace and also enjoyed a nice break on the way. After arriving at the shelter, we had a quick lunch and then Christian, Philip and Kasia took of towards the Black Tusk. While they skied up the ridge and back, F and I hung out in the meadows and took a nap.
I have already forgotten how the night went. It was probably challenging. The next morning Phillip, Kasia and I skied to the top of Panorama ridge. I had forgotten how beautiful the view are from up there. I was really happy to be out in the mountains again - for real! While I was off climbing mountains, Christian and Fenya had some good times back at camp.
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