Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hiking Day

Fawkes got today off and J and I went hiking with a group of friends.  We have done some small hikes this winter, but today was our first "real" outing.  Did a 6.5 mile hike and realized that riding and skiing all winter did not keep me in great hiking shape!  Luckily, the hiking does seem to help with the riding.  It was a struggle at times, but we made it the whole way and had a fun time.

Plenty of uphill to build strong quads

Plenty of snow to remind me that winter isn't over in the high country

The summit was worth the mile long slog through the snow

Maya doesn't understand lunch breaks and looks sad.
She also carries a pack because hiking alone doesn't tire her out!

Clouds rolled in and out all day but luckily it never rained or snowed.

Certainly looks like it was raining somewhere today!

Poor Jasper has been having some hind leg difficulty and I think it is time for a new vet to try and figure out what is going on.  He loves to hike sooo much, I would hate to have to leave him at home while we went out.
He had so much fun today!

I am very lucky to live in such a beautiful place and to have great people to enjoy the outdoors with. All the humans enjoyed a post hike beer and the dogs are blissfully passed out...and filthy.  Baths to come!  


  1. It really is pretty! That looks like fun :)

    1. Thanks! Pretty is one thing CO never lacks :)