First, we should have just packed our Ergos instead of our stollers. I have an Graco Quattro Tour Sport stroller that was handed down from my sister-in-law. Mrs. A has a jogging stroller she snagged from a thrift store for $25. I was surprised at how well the strollers performed on the rough gravel trail. The jogging stroller did much better over all the rocks with its large single wheel. I finally realized the only way to get the Graco from stopping me short was to lift up the front wheels over all of the large rocks and ruts.
Let me tell you hiking with baby in a stroller is a lot of work when going up hill. The Little weighs 20lbs so adding the weight of the stroller plus water and a couple of supplies, I’m pretty sure I was dragging 35lbs up hill. I had to switch from pushing him up to pulling the stroller behind me as I charged forward. I was thanking my lucky stars that it wasn’t hot since I was sweating like a pig when were done with the 3 mile hike. I knew I was in for it when we immendiaty started dropping down in elevation after being on the trail for only 3 minutes. I think a couple more hikes like this and I will have buns of steel and the arms of a warrior.
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