article about a mother who hikes with her children every day. I don't think I will be doing that, but I can easily go hiking more often with just Gage. So this week I grabbed Gage and his backpack carrier and went to Cheyenne Canyon for a short hike. It was really fun, but hard. Gage weighs over 20 lbs and the pack isn't light. Then I had to bring my camera, snacks, water, etc...making the pack 40 lbs? That was a lot to carry on my back for the first hike in a long time.