Last weekend we all went up to Caribou lakes in the Trinity alps.
I'm sure my Mother will give a full report, so this will more about Tess on the trip.
This was going to be a nice, entertaining post from Tess's perspective. But I'm not in the mood, so instead you get to read some little details about the trip and look at pretty pictures.
This is Tess near the beginning of the trip. See that pack? It's an REI brand pack that I think I may have mentioned before. It's a FABULOUS pack - gets 5 stars from me, especially after seeing it's performance on this trip. It's a rather simple pack with 2 pockets, one on each side of the dog with no fancy hooks, loops, or accessory pockets. It's sized correctly for the dog - at first you may be frusterating with the lack of space, but if you weigh out what you are putting on the dog's back, you will realize that filling up the pouches already puts you at a max % of what you should be loading a dog of that size with.
After "helping" (being bossy.....) my mom and sister around, I look down the trail and here comes Tess! Even when I was distracted and not reminding her to stick around where I could see her, she was checking back in - that was very reassuring that she wasn't just going to bound off to the middle of nowhere in pursuit of a happier existance.....
She was pretty sure that as a fully fledged member of the trip she should get a portion of the wine.
But, because of the unknown snow conditions, we decided to go back the way we came, on the new trail.
I cooked breakfast while Tess watched.
Tess is much happier on the trail than in camp.
Camp was a bit wet and cold that third morning.