|Lilly and I at the top|
Because of the evil time change and the one hour less of sleep that I got we didn't get out to the mountain and hiking until almost 11am. I was actually pretty surprised to see that the parking lot was rather crowded given it was a Sunday at 11 (aka church time in the South), like I said previously only 43 degrees and cloudy so really not a nice day out. Either way we had a meeting with destiny so off we set.
|Husky at the top|
After our little break it was back down which turned out to be harder, albeit a different kind of hard, than going up. See going up Lilly and I kept a pretty comparable pace and she didn't exactly have momentum going up. Well going down she could go significantly faster than I could and she had some serious momentum. Don't let anyone tell you small dogs don't have some serious pulling power. All 35 pounds of Lilly equals some serious might! So for the entire way down I would have to brace myself against her pulling downhill. At one point I literally felt like I was leaning backwards (uphill) from the effort. A couple of times she almost pulled me off of my feet but we managed to make it safely to the bottom with only a handful of slips, mostly mine.
At the bottom we stopped briefly to play in a creek before heading home for a celebratory lunch from Mexico Chiquito!!!