|Starting our hike just as the sun was rising at 10am|
As we approcahed the top many of the paragliders who had hiked up before us were taking off and we got great views of them flying by.
Our friends had hiked up with their dog, Teddy and the plan was for us to take Teddy back to the trail head with us. He's a very obedient dog and even though he was whiny when they took off and I made him sit with me, he forgot as soon as Ryan distracted him with a stick. But then after we started hiking down, he looked back and saw some other hikers at the location of the take-off. Thinking his people had returned, he dashed off and wouldn't come back. Ryan had to hike back and distract him with a stick again. Then we kept him on the leash until we were out of sight of the top.
|Our friend Jerry taking off|
|Teddy watching his people fly away|
By the time we hiked back down the mountain it was WARM and the snow was a little slushy. It did not feel like January at all. When we were getting back to the base of the trail in the valley around 3:00 the sun was dipping behind the mountains. We got the most out of this sunny day!
|Ryan and Teddy|