Yesterday, we took the young dogs out on a hike on Gold Hill Trail #3. It’s one of the many National Forest trails around here, so you can bring dogs. More info about the trail is on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests site, but the trail is 3.7 miles up and it has a 1,200 foot elevation gain. Yes, there’s a lot of up; we were tired by the time we got back to the car. But the view at the top is worth it.
Here are a few pics from the journey (click for larger versions):
Me pouring water for the furry team.
Fiona enjoying some liquid refreshment. (The “bowl” is an old margarine container that I strap to my pack.)
Enjoying a rest at the first bench.
On the trail.
Note that Fiona’s tail is actually down. It’s only down when she’s tired (which is not often).
The crew has noticed that I have pretzels.
Fiona would really like to find out more about the pretzels.
Fi being a bit of a pest. (She is cuddly though.)
James and the crew at the overlook.
James trying not to get tangled in leashes.
Kaylee resting up for the return journey.
Fiona has restored her energy (tail is up).
Me and the team enjoying the view.
James and a smiling Fi with Sandpoint and the Long Bridge in the background.
Lupine and the Long Bridge.