Get up early to beat the heat: check. (It's always rise and shine at 6:30 a.m. 'round these parts, anyway.)
Pack Moby Wrap, a spare diaper, and a water bottle: check.
Forget to put on hiking boots and do the entire hike in flip flops: check. (That goes for both of us.)
Invite good friends who don't mind doing everything at baby-speed: check.
Make a few breastfeeding and EC'ing pit stops along the trail: check.
Happy, hiking baby and two new parents thrilled to return out-of-doors: check.