It's a rainy first day of spring here in the Sierra foothills but the previous week was sunny and mild, perfect hiking weather. AND I have new boots! Aren't they neat? Time to get them dirty so Chris and I headed out with River to a trail close by to try them out.
River has some new gear as well. Here she is modeling her new pack. At 8 months she's old enough to carry a light load and she was able to haul her own water and water dish for her first pack outing. Doesn't she look proud of herself?
River and Chris at the trail head. This is an all use trail/bridle path so really good practice for River with runners, hikers, horses and even trail bikes sometimes popping up. She took the whole thing in stride, alert but calm. So far she's turning into a perfect hiking companion.
River does not like the water AT ALL! Ironic huh? Once summer hits and we take her to the lake with Shadow I think she'll get the idea but for now she just can't stand to get her toes wet. What a princess.
Yes, I'm including a picture of me in my new boots just to prove to you I was there. Glamorous as always. We had a great day knowing that the good weather is fleeting and we can expect more cold maybe even snow again before true spring arrives.
Until next time,