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Backpacking the rainforest

Allen and the kids left on a big adventure, a 3-day, 35 mile backpacking trip in the rainforest to a glacier! Allen had backup plans because he didn’t know how far the kids (especially the youngest) would be able to go. Turns out it’s 18 miles and 2 days. Not too bad for 8 and 10 year olds.
They had a great time exploring the rainforest, squishing banana slugs, spotting wildlife, crossing streams on logs, and hiking with Dad. Temps were only in the 60s during the day and 40s at night, cold and rainy, but they stayed toasty in their tent and hiking with their packs.
I stayed behind to work, enjoy some peace & quiet, and stay warm. Turns out the quiet is overrated and I was cold! I was productive though, so it was a good few days, just lonely and boring without the fighting playing in the background. They took some pics with our little camera so I didn’t miss out on all the fun.