I admit we haven’t been the best K9 Kampers this time around. The challenge this month is to be active 30 minutes extra, 3 – 4 times a week. Right now I am so busy with school that any kind of activity at all is “extra” for us.
We just HAD to get out and hike last week. Not only was I stressed out, and Chester and Gretel really bored, but snow will be coming to the mountains soon. In the winter our adventures become shorter or we have to stick to lower (read: boring) elevations. We decided to hike one of our favorites, Snow Lake.
We got a late start and when we headed out of the City it was grey and foggy. I had to play a few head games with myself to keep motivated. As we climbed the mountain pass, suddenly the sun and blue skies came out. Instantly I felt a wash of happy come over me.
The trail was really dry for this time of year and the hike didn’t take as long as I remember. The air was crisp but warm and we enjoyed some week-day solitude on this normally busy trail.
We heard and spotted some Pika along the way. Pika are close relatives of rabbits. They make their homes under the large rocks of talus slopes. It’s pretty cool to see them because there are only two species that live in North America.
Gretel had fun sniffing holes in the ground.
We got some great views. It was a wonderful adventure.