- Oct 7, 2014
My kids are getting old enough (9-year-old twins and a 5 year old) to start joining Mom and Dad on adventures. In July 2018, we did an 11-day journey through Washington including 6 bag nights. The trip started with 4 nights kayak camping in Baker Lake and Lake Diablo, car camping in the North Cascades (during a monsoon), followed by 3 nights at a beach house overlooking the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, exploring the Olympics, and capped off with a short backpacking overnight on Second Beach on the Olympic coast. The Advanced Elements tandem kayaks held up extremely well and will definitely be in our checked luggage on future adventures (48 lbs with pump!). We had them ready for the water until the last night of our trip. Our family created memories for a lifetime, and we're already researching where our next adventure will be.