We saw this note at the trail head that someone had left the morning before. I was really nervous initially, but I am glad to report that we completed the hike without incident. I am now seriously considering purchasing some bear spray though.
Even though Maddox is a pound or two heavier than the max, Scott carried him in the baby bjorn. It looks so silly, right?! We are now also in the market for a hiking child carrier better suited for a toddler:) Our lack of planning/preparation for this hike is painfully obvious. Luckily, the boys handled it all like champs; both enjoyed the hike and Scott, surprising himself, wasn't even sore!
Maddox even hiked part of the way back down with us. It was slow going though because he wanted to throw every rock he saw, and there were a lot:)