Photos by Ashley Lodato

Photos by Ashley Lodato

Photos by Ashley Lodato

Photos by Ashley Lodato

Last weekend was perfect for a backpacking trip that included kids full of curiosity. Near Dagger Lake, an unidentified amphibian draws the attention of Leki Albright, left, Amelia Bondi peeking in from behind, Wyatt Albright and Evan Canan. Below, Stiletto Peak looms in the background as Emmet Bondi traipses over Twisp Pass.