(Given the absolutely flat and boring light, I decided these pictures were perfectly suited to be black and white.)
Yes, that little dog hiked the whole way.
Snacking at the top.
Wow, check out that view!
Despite the lackluster views, I do have to admit the trail was pretty darn fun. A) We hiked on part of the Appalachian Trail. It's just one of those things I like to be able to say I did. B) We had to do some scrambling to get to the top. Oh how I miss scrambling! C) Abby and James were amazing. The hike was 6 miles long*, and not easy. Abby hiked at least half of it, and managed to maintain a positive attitude most of the time. James napped some and the rest of the time he hummed a little tune of encouragement to Alex. At one point, during the scramble when it was pouring rain, Abby said to me in a triumphant voice: "I'm going to be like James and just deal. It's no problem." I love her.
*So, we may have hiked a tad more than 6 miles, due to some unfortunate backtracking that may or may not have been my fault.