Thursday, March 26, 2009


To work out the pain from horseback riding yesterday, we and our 3 trusty travel companions set out on a hike! The first leg was only about 1/2 mile, but was very steep and about all the 3 fur balls and I could handle. (John is tireless!) So, we stumbled down and drove to an area that promised a less rigorous trail - 1/2 mile to the trailhead and then a 1.8 loop up and down around. Phew!! Some parts steep, but manageable! Somewhat worrisome were the signs posted everywhere about mountain lion and bear sightings... not just the usual metal posted signs, but xeroxed postings, too. But, we have Tiger, our trusted scout and lookout! No worries! The fur balls kept up pretty well, especially Tiger. The 2 girls got kind of hot and tired toward the end and took breaks...would just sit down in a smidge of shade and not move for a few minutes. They are like walking dust mops! They were filthy and full of dust at trail's end. Tiger had no white on him, only grey. And, the views from every vantage point were spectacular!

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