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  1. Dawn
    May 7, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

    Loved reading this – You describe so perfectly your emotions. We are in the same position…our kids are just getting old enough to do some longer hikes. We are planning a trek in Nepal for next year but Patagonia is definitely on our bucket list too.

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    • aspeck
      May 8, 2018 @ 2:03 pm

      Himalayas are incredible! I have been hiking all over Indian side of the Himalayas with kids and each year we try to go higher than the last. Kids are almost addicted to high altitude hikes. All the best for your Nepal adventure, we love this country.

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  2. Diana
    May 7, 2018 @ 1:57 pm

    We love to hike, and I really would like to bring the grandkids on their first backpacking adventure too. This looks amazing.

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  3. Melai
    February 19, 2018 @ 9:27 am

    What a lovely adventure you had here. The views remind me of Iceland and Switzerland. And it’s really a nice moment/memory spent with the family. <3

    Btw, I love how you write this post. Such a nice storytelling, like I'm reading a book. 🙂

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    • A speck in time
      February 20, 2018 @ 1:59 pm

      Thanks Melai, it was a new and beautiful experience for all of us.

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  4. Ruth
    February 18, 2018 @ 2:26 am

    This is such a heart warming story! I can see myself and my husband in your words. We love to plan and share ideas for our upcoming trips. It has to be fun to plan a trip when kids have a say on that. I know kids with bucket list and it is very interesting to talk to them about the places they want to visit.

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    • aspeck
      February 18, 2018 @ 3:23 am

      Thanks Ruth. Heartwarming and stinking 😉

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  5. Frances
    February 15, 2018 @ 6:36 am

    This is such a lovely retelling and I’m so impressed that you were able to take both kids, especially the 5 year old! What an awesome family you have 🙂

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    • aspeck
      February 15, 2018 @ 1:37 pm

      Thanks Frances.

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  6. Weekend Haven
    February 13, 2018 @ 6:09 pm

    What a beautiful photo. i missed climbing and camping even more.Awesome experience you share with your family.

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  7. Shivani
    February 13, 2018 @ 7:35 am

    I’m not a hiker and need an actual bed to sleep but your hike seems like quite a journey. My gosh this long hike with a 5 yr old, you preparation speaks a lot about that. I love that glacial lake, it’s mesmerizing, a combination of ice, blue water and brown mountains surrounding it is just so picture perfect!!

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    • aspeck
      February 14, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

      Thanks Shivani. I am fortunate that my kids love hiking, they bring so much joy to it.

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  8. neha
    February 12, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

    Such a wonderful experience. This is exactly what I plan to do with my kids and family as they grow up – the first backpacking trip together is really one which is cherished all through the life. I will save your post for future reference.

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    • aspeck
      February 14, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

      Thanks Neha, love of outdoors is the best gift we can give to our kids and hope they will treat this planet better than we did.

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  9. Sylvia
    February 12, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

    Oh my, that’s awesome to go on such adventures with your family. The scenery seems like it was totally worth it. Hmm, drinking pure glacier water….coming to think about this, i should add this to my bucketlist!! Glad you had found an open restaurant that avoid you from having the bread and butter!! All the best to you and your loved ones!

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    • aspeck
      February 12, 2018 @ 2:44 pm

      Thanks Sylvia! Kids are so much fun to travel with, I can’t imagine traveling without them.

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  10. Stefanie
    February 12, 2018 @ 12:07 am

    I just watched 180 South for the first time recently, and it also made me want to go trekking in Patagonia. How wonderful that you and your family were able to do so. And the photos are stunning!

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  11. aspeck
    December 7, 2017 @ 10:48 pm

    Give it a try and you will be hooked 😉

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