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    New hiker in the on deck circle

    Our daughter gave birth to our first grandchild very early this morning.
    We've already been prowling around for info on hiking packs to carry children and strollers for trails and woods roads.
    Big guy, 10lbs 9oz. Hope to have him in front of me in the pack canoe this summer and on his first mountains.
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    Yes, life is good. Congrats to you and your family, and hope mother and son are well. He's a big boy.

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    Congratulations to everyone, Alan. A bruiser like that could be a great future trail breaker for you

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    Wonderful news!! Congratulations!
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    Woohoo, congrats on the new superbowl sunday kid. :-)

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    Congratulations, Alan and family!

    Congratulations!

    We have our first grandchild, too! He was born in October and we were able to have a lovely "hike" with him in Portland, OR, in the city's Rose Garden and Japanese Gardens.

    We're looking forward to some Lake George island camping with the little guy! At 3 months, he giggles and coos. He loves his bath and we know he will love swimming in the most beautiful lake in the world.

    We can't believe how complex "kid carriers" have become since we carried our first child in a little Gerry pack with no extra padding or anything. He survived trips to Indian Falls and Marcy Dam and, at one year, we took him out in the Blizzard of '78. I can't believe I cross-country skied and snowshoed with him in the pack.

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    Congrats. BIG boy! I miss my Keltie Carrier days.
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    Congrats on the new hiker in the family! That's awesome news! They make hiking boots awfully small these days!

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    At 10lbs 9oz, he's not that small.
    The footprints taken right at birth are HUGE !
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    Congratulations! I know that someday I will join him on a hike with Granddad.

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    Congratulations, Alan.

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    Congrats!
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    Congrats, he's a lucky boy to have parents that love the outdoors, so many kids today never see the light of day.

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    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations and welcome to the Grandparent Economy

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