We took our grandkids on a two-night backpack trip into Jennie Lake near Idaho City, Idaho. This is a great trip for kids. The hike is about 4 miles with 2,000′ elevation gain. According to the Forest Service, the trail is “suitable for the whole family or elderly folks.” Larry disagrees. He says a 4 mile hike on steep, slippery trail might not be suitable for grandpa and his walker. More information here.
We pitched our tents near the lake.
Larry gave the kids fly fishing lessons. The lake has rainbow and cutthroat trout.
Keyton caught his first fish on a fly, and everyone joined the anatomy lesson that followed.
Larry helped the kids build a fire. The foil-wrapped trout went on the coals.
If you don’t have a plate, use pages from the New Yorker magazine. Very fancy!