It had been a bit rainy and cold so I was preparing to get a little wet again when I hiked up Rattlesnake Ledge with the Active Dog group. My boyfriend couldn’t go with me this time so I left Chester at home. If he pulled what he did last time and refused to continue to walk in the rain I wouldn’t have been able to carry him and walk Gretel and the same time.
The day before I posted the weather forecast to the group so they would be prepared. One of the members who had hiked up Little Si in the snow with us last time asked if there would be snow on the trail this time.
“Of course not” I thought but admitted that I didn’t really know. I didn’t think there was going to be snow on the trail last time either and this hike is in the same area and at about the same elevation.
As expected, it was raining when we got there. Less expected was the snow we encountered about a half mile from the top. I mean, it is supposed to be spring right?
The hike up was a workout and it is fun to meet other dog owners but, of course, when we got to the top, this is what we saw.
That’s right…a whole lotta nothing. This was the first time most of the people had done this hike so I am sure they were not thrilled.
We hung out at the top for a few minutes while I took some pictures.
At one point, there was a small break in the clouds and we caught a glimpse of Rattlesnake Lake below.
After our hands went numb we trudged our soggy, cold selves back to the bottom.
Every hike we go on is fun. Sometimes they are more of the second kind of fun though – the kind where it sucks a little while you are doing it but you reminisce how much fun you had when you are with your friends.
I just have to say I hope spring comes soon to the mountains because I am tired of hiking in the cold and wet. I am sure Chester and Gretel are too 🙂