Recently, Mike and I took a day off from moving to take Odie on a true spring hike. The last time we went, snow still covered most of the trails. But now the mountains have erupted into a tangle of new growth.
It was a short hike, since our backpacks are still in boxes somewhere, but that didn't stop it from being wonderful.
All sorts of flowers are in bloom in the mountains, although it would be easy to miss them if you're looking at the sky (or watching for the dog).
Odie had a great time too, although he did give me a little scare when he ran off to play with some other dogs and we couldn't find him for five minutes.
We found some nice side trails with great spots for picnics. Next time we'll bring lunch.