Camp Muir, six years later

3:57 p.m. on June 17, 2019 (EDT)
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Six years and thirty pounds ago, on Father’s Day, my oldest son and I hiked to Camp Muir on Mt Rainier for our first trip up the mountain ever.  This year, five summits later (for me), we repeated the feat with his youngest sister and brother along as well.  It took two pounds of gummi bears and two breaks but four hours of walking yielded the high camp. 

Only parents will understand how proud I was to have my eleven and thirteen year old with their now eighteen year old brother at camp. 

I’ve included a few then-vs.-now pics from six years ago.  Note, I’ve slimmed down and my son has grown up considerably.

l.jpgThat burly, 6' 01" future soldier in front was just a skinny twelve year old last time he was here, kinda like his eleven year old brother behind him.

h.jpgA tough mountaineer with Mt Adams under her belt already

d.jpgThe critters wanted gummi bears but we gently said, "no!"

Smiles that can't be bought
k.jpgWhen the kids get the camera

j.jpgSome things never change, asleep in 30 min just like 6 years ago

g.jpgIts still really pretty

f.jpgLooking up the route

20130615_071817.jpgI was thirty-odd pounds heaver in 2012 :(

20130615_074402.jpgMy eighteen year old back in 2012

20130615_124536.jpgOldest son, about to fall asleep, but happy in 2012

20130615_132840.jpgWe were so different then!

6:35 p.m. on June 17, 2019 (EDT)
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That's a nice Father's Day, Jeff!

1:53 a.m. on June 18, 2019 (EDT)
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FromSagetoSnow said:

"..We were so different then!"

Then again some things, like a Father's Day outing with one's children, have an immortal quality to them.


8:33 p.m. on June 18, 2019 (EDT)
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Simply awesome, with great memories and photos

1:32 p.m. on June 19, 2019 (EDT)
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Thanks for sharing a great Father's day memory with us. 

December 15, 2019
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