Ingrid on her way to a scout hike.

She moved up to the next age group as of this autumn. Bigger scouts have bigger hikes. Ingrid’s previous hikes have involved maybe a few kilometres of trekking, and staying in a hut of some sort. This time the scouts will be sleeping under tarps – that they will be carrying, along with food and stoves and water. Her new pack that we bought for this hike (the old one was hopelessly undersized) is almost as large as mine! The kids will be out for two nights instead of one. And they will be spending most of the day between those nights walking. I foresee picking up a very tired girl on Sunday.