I was going to stop and pick up the Monkey, but she was unavailable. She has a very busy schedule. I'm hoping she has time for me next week.
We headed up the trail and when we got the the place we usually turn, I just kept going. About half way up I had to stop. I used the excuse that the dogs may be dehydrated and probably needed some water. I have no idea how far to the top I was, but the thing that I was sure of was that there was no relent from the uphill anytime soon.
Dogs were happy to have a bit of water. I looked at the map. Decisions. Do I continue the madness, or turn back.
I kept going. It was hard. But I did it. Ended up going about 5.5 miles and 1600+ elevation. Once up there, it was a really nice flat to rolling walk, not many views, but a bunch of trees. Very nice and peaceful. Only problem was the flat part was too short, then it was all down hill. The only other person that I saw was a man (near the end of the hike) with two reactive dogs. What's the chance of the only two people walking reactive dogs actually run into each other? I guess pretty good.