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Elliott H.

Elliott is 12 years old lives in Vancouver, BC. He did his first backpacking trip when he was 4 years old, to Garibaldi Lake. He likes to spend time outdoors with his family. Every weekend, they usually go for a hike, bike or adventure of some kind. They usually go on one long backpacking trip each year and maybe a couple short ones. His longest backpacking trip so far was the West Coast Trail when he was 9 years old. He also likes to play hockey, draw, and hang out with his friends.

I’m not a parent, but thanks to some good friends with children, I’ve spent quite a bit of time backpacking with kids. I wanted to write a post about how to start backpacking as a family, but I realized that I knew someone much more qualified for the job: Elliott, a 12-year-old backpacker. I’ve been …

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