The perfect brooding moody sky, the feel of late summer early fall, mushy earth from a recent rain, not a sign of another person, and a complete lack of oxygen while hiking at 10,000 feet was exactly what we needed today.
Sweater on, bag filled with food, toys, leashes, and harness, and off we went. For three hours we had the mountain, the lake, the meadows, and everything around us all to ourselves. About four miles in all, maybe thirty for Rhumb.
Mother Nature is an amazing exterior decorator, there wasn’t a thing I would change about today. Not a thing.
Okay MATHletes, check this out. There are 1760 yards in a mile, Rhumb runs between 10-12 yards per second when cruising through mountain meadows, that means she is running about 600-700 yards per minute, and can be a mile away in 2-3 minutes. Because she loves to run, both far and fast, we hike remote. It is her ‘padded room’ of sorts. In-town trails or trails near roads would be dangerous for her right now while she is developing and testing out her physical prowess.
Rhumb before she drops down the back side.
My new rock star Album Cover … This would be the coolest group ever, Welsh, Scottish, and Canadian …
Story never hides his joy for the mountains … he loves hiking as much as me.
The water was the only thing that slowed this one down today…
All ours for today.
Entering some thickets, and if you look to the valley below Rhumb, we made it all the way down there, heard a bear foraging along the creek, and this was on the way back up.
This whole snow melt lake was knee deep, they had so much fun running out to the middle and looking around for a bit.
Because she was free today, and it was this awesome ❤