SUMMARY: The canyon trip will be a challenge.
Last night the Sierra Club group hiked something like 6 miles, a good portion of it uphill fairly steeply and in very warm weather, and I carried a heavyish pack to prepare for next week. Whoo! Workout city! Photos with absolutely nothing to do with dogs posted here.
Fellow hiker Karin with camera took a ton of photos, a bunch with me in my teal CPE Nationals t-shirt and hauling a blue-gray pack; view hers.