SUMMARY: 1000 feet up and back before 10 a.m. Woot!This morning I met agility dog Fin and his human mom for a cardio 2-mile hike one way up 1000 feet to Coyote Peak at Santa Teresa County Park.
Thank goodness for the fog to help keep us cool in that workout!
We saw quite a bit of wildlife, got a good workout, paused for photo ops at the top of the hill. I was in the middle of saying, "now we need to take a photo of all of us together," thinking we'd use the camera's timer, and at that moment an angel in white stepped out of the fog bank on the side of the hill, took our pictures, smiled, and vanished again. It was like a miracle.
We had to take our now-traditional photo at the same spot we always take one, to compare and contrast prior visits:
(Compare to December's hike photo and post:)
(And now compare to last August's afternoon hike photo and post:)
It's very funny that Tika and Boost are always on the same sides of me. I never make a conscious decision about that; both dogs walk on both sides of me, so not sure how it's worked out like that every time.
Two hours after we started, we were healthier, sweatier, and back in our vehicles.
For the complete collection of about 20 photos with brief narrative, visit this hike's photo page.
Update: July 31, 10p.m.PDT
Now you can read my hiking companion's blog and see her photos about today here.