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The Adventurous Adventures of Adventure Baby

Adventure Parents!
(Yes, there’s an infant swaddled safely somewhere inside that grey blob.)

Given all the trail miles he had logged in utero, at ten weeks old it was high time Nathan went on his first snowshoe. Until he can walk on his own (and use these amazing Snowpaw Snowshoes), he’ll get free rides with his parents, marsupial-style.

Grand Junction Warming Hut

Carlos and Deborah had the perfect destination in mind – the Grand Junction Warming Hut, part of the Snoqualmie Nordic trail system. We hiked from Silver Fir, past Hyak Lake, over the river and through the woods to the hut.

The warming hut came in handy

Perfect destination indeed. The hut was heated by a wood-burning stove which allowed Nathan to escape from his snuggly cocoon for all his feeding and changing needs.

Cuddly indeed

This was at the tail end of the Snowpocalypse, but the little nugget slept through the whole trek though the snowstorm. At the hut, he wasn’t fussy at all – but then again he is the most laid-back baby of all time. He just sat there wide-eyed and cooing while JK and I perfected our baby-sniffing technique.

I iz sniffin ur bebe smell Great Melting my stone cold heart

Once Nathan was bundled back up in his adorable snowsuit, we ventured out into the deep powder (I know, deep powder in the Cascades…whaaaa?) and retraced our steps back to the Silver Fir parking lot. An excellent outing for children big and small!

He couldn't resist the powder

– Grand Junction Warming Hut | 3 miles | 800 feet elevation gain –

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5 Comments

  • Reply Lisa Eirene February 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    What a little trooper! Glad the baby was happy in the adventures!

    Great looking snow!

  • Reply Ewa February 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    This is GREAT! I truly believe that no child who spends time in nature will be fussy. There is magic in the outdoors and even babies know it.
    And look at all that snow! There is nothing even close in our mountains. We might get some snow… showers tomorrow. Not enough.

  • Reply Ingunn February 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Ewa, at least you won’t have any slow melt issues on the JMT!

  • Reply Christina February 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I LOVE this!! Motivates me to take our baby out more! BTW, you guys take AWESOME photos!!

  • Reply diana February 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

    That is awesome! He will love nature and be the most awesome kid ever! You guys rock as parents!

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