We took the kids hiking to Laurel Falls yesterday. It was fun and a little more strenuous then we expected! Nicholas ended up carrying Fiona most of the way and my carrier is not conducive to long hikes. Nicholas and I decided on our hike that if we are going to do this regularly we need a good backpack for Nicholas, a good carrier for Declan, hiking poles and water backpacks for the kids. We enjoy it, but we need better equipment!