Bankhead Adventures

31 July 2010

Anniversary Adventure

Traditionally, couples celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary with candy. Modernists have revised the sixth anniversary gift to iron. Bankheads have declared our sixth anniversary the year for an epic backpacking trip to Rae Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park. Here's how we celebrated six years together:
  • 96 hours without children
  • 46 miles of hiking
  • 6943 feet of elevation gain
  • 50 pounds of pack (20 for Amy, 30 for Paul)
  • 107 mosquito bites
  • 3 skinny dips into pristine alpine lakes
  • 2 inadvertently matching outfits
  • 1 awesome and memorable adventure


  • Happy Anniversary Bankheads!! Looks like an amazing time.

    By Blogger Amy, at 8:37 AM  

  • If I made Emily hike 46 miles for our 6th anniversary, I think it would have been our last. Congrats to finding your perfect match.

    By Blogger Johnny, at 9:38 AM  

  • what fun! I loved seeing pictures... 96 hours without kids, amazing. :)

    By Blogger brittney, at 9:34 PM  

  • Love the yoga pose! (Thanks for not including any pictures of the skinny dipping.)

    By Blogger Hammy, at 9:35 PM  

  • we johnsons sealed the marriage deal on a similar epic backpacking trip. looks like fun. very cool that you got to get away without the kiddos. happy anniversary!

    By Blogger jamie, at 8:18 PM  

  • Wow. What a perfect trip! We'll have to follow suit with a similar celebration in a couple of years on our 6th. Way cooler than candy or iron.

    By Blogger Alan and Kara, at 12:09 PM  

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