6 miles of hiking • 1000' elevation gain • 1 night

This was our first family backpacking trip. My son ( 8 years old) carried a small pack with his clothes, sleeping bag and a few other items. He has done a great job hiking lately, but the higher elevation and pack made this a bit hard for him. We didn't go very far, but conditions were good- warm weather, minimal bugs, great wildflowers. We camped at Oval Lake, and did some exploring on the ridgetop between Flag Point and Lookout Mountain.