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10 tips for hiking Havasupai with Kids

  Quick Facts for Hiking Havasu Falls –First day to get camping permits: February 1st at 8 AM (reservations Feb 2018 sold out in 30 minutes for the entire year so be ready) –Cost to camp at Havasu Falls: There is a maximum of 4 Days / 3 Nights per reservation. You are welcome to make multiple back-to-back reservations to extend your stay if those dates are still available (however, there are no refunds on any resulting pricing differences). Pricing for 2018 is as follows and includes all necessary permits, fees, and taxes: One Person, 2 Days / 1 Night: $140.56 One Person, 3 Days / 2 Nights: $171.12 One Person, 4 Days / 3 Nights: $201.67 Weekend nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Holiday weekday nights (February 19, May 28, July 4, September 3, October 8), and Spring Break weekday nights (March 5-8 and 19-22) are an additional $18.34 per night. –Online Camping Permits -Phone number is (928) 448-2121 – Trail Length from Haulapai Hilltop (trailhead) to Havasu Fall: 22.1 Miles round trip (the mileage can …

Packing List for Backpacking to Havasupai with Kids

Why Wait for Black Friday? Save up to 30% Off Select Gear & Apparel Today at Backcountry.com Backpack (rain cover for pack) Kid Carrier Backpacking Tent (similar) Sleeping bag x3 Dad | Mom (similar) | Kids (buy compression sacks for sleeping bags) We only bought 3 sleeping bag because our kids are young enough to share. I shared my sleeping bag with our middle son and our oldest son shared with daughter. Sleeping bags are the hardest part of this packing list and you have to figure out how this works for you! Sleeping Pad 3L+ Water Blatter Water Filter JetBoil + Fuel Mountain House Camping Meals -We brought more food then we needed. (We brought 12 meals, but only used 8 meals. Most meals are 2 to 3 servings in one pack.) Spork x5 Snacks- We brought chewy bars, trail mix, fruit leathers, protein bites and treats. Trash bag (pack in pack out) Large Ziplocks Bags x4 Wipes 3 diapers (all of our children are potty trained! This was a just in case for our youngest because she had just been potty …

What’s in our Hiking Daypack?

We get a lot of questions about what is in our hiking daypack? We have included links to some of the products we use. Our Pack: –First aid kit (which includes sunscreen, a lighter, emergency blanket and a knife/multipurpose tool) –Water in hydration pack –Lifestraw -Jacket Women or this one. Men or this one. -Change of clothing for the kids (in case of accidents) we use Rags to Raches because they are super easy to get on and off, light weight and fold up small helping us save space. – Snacks (to help energize and motivate kids on the trail) lots of fruits and vegetables plus we bring bars and dried fruit and seeds. -Wipes -Diapers (2+) -Ziploc or a bag for trash (make sure you take out everything you bought with you on the trail) -Fully charged phone (Alltrails app for a map | Flashlight | To call for help in case of an emergency) -Epipen (our son has a peanut allergy) Kids Pack’s: –Water in hydration pack –Jacket or this one. -Snacks –Whistle (in case …