We took our 8 year old grandson on his first backpacking trip this summer. We went to Timberline Lake because the weather there was expected to be milder than some of our other options. Above is a picture of Timberline Lake as we arrived. We had sunshine all the way up the trail (hot), but the clouds had arrived at the same time we reached the lake, so it began to feel a bit cooler (almost too cool, really). The first order of business was to find our campsite, but the second was to filter water. The two pictures below show Airus and Joe filtering ice cold water from the lake.