So I have a 20-month-old son who already loves the outdoors—what toddler boy doesn’t though—and who might just like camping. A few friends with adult children always speak nostalgically of taking their toddler camping for the first time at 1-2 years old, but I know it’s a fair amount of work. The problem is that mom just isn’t into it. She’ll hike, but there’s no way she’ll spend a weekend in the desert or mountains camping. I think taking my son out solo would be biting off more than I can chew until he's older.
Any families here who do young kid-oriented trips? You know crack-o-dawn wake-ups, hanging around camp for naps, fairly quiet after kids go to bed, etc.
It would be fun to get a family camping group together for some adventuring in the SoCal deserts, Sierras, and beyond.