Tuesday I took my guy out on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Cascades. It was an adventure but the sights were well worth it!
We started heading south from the Snoqualmie Pass off of Interstate 90 and went across a ski slope, through a saddle in the mountains, across a few shale slide areas, past a few couple alpine lakes, up and down a few hills and finally made it to Mirror Lake.
The footing was very very rocky and I was very glad to have made the switch to shoes last week. (barefoot natural trimming was great in Ohio but it's not working here in WA). I was glad to have him sure footed on the shale slide areas. It's scary to hear rocks falling and crashing below you.!
We only had two areas where the shoes were a problem. Both were smooth flat rock where he had no traction and had to clamber up like a slippery cat.
Our destination was Mirror Lake, an alpine lake at about 4,600 feet elevation and nine miles away. It was amazing, trout jumping here and there, Blue bird skies, wow is the best I can describe it.
More pics and info on the ride here