Some places are a big deal.
Even after his best (longest) night of sleep yet, it is still really easy to stay home and avoid the dis-ease that comes with doing anything new.
But that’s not very fun.
What used to be a simple and rather prosaic, if exceptionally scenic, dayhike is now a somewhat daunting task. And a much more fulfilling and enjoyable (and with a 13+ pound infant in a wrap, strenuous) one.
We still haven’t taken him backpacking, but that’s hopefully very soon. Every day is new and nothing can be taken for granted.