summit

More than 4000 feet of elevation gain in 4.5 miles to the summit and I had to hold Tala still for a photo (she never slowed down)

Last month between snowstorms we tagged a summit with my dear artist friend Stephanie Revennaugh. Stephanie and I like to celebrate her annual homecoming after a busy summer/autumn art-shows-on-the-road season by hiking a peak. Tala had a blast prancing and playing her way to the summit. She seemed to be the only one of us not sore from the outing. I was uncharacteristically sore but happy and full of gratitude.

Selfie on the way to the summit.  Tala took the opportunity to chase bugs and play during our breaks (she NEVER slowed down).

Selfie on the way to the summit. Tala took the opportunity to chase bugs and play during our breaks (she NEVER slowed down).

On the way home, Tala was still leading the pack

On the way home, Tala was still leading the pack