Kicking it into four-wheel drive up
I thought I’d share with you what I do each morning to start my day off, hike with our golden retriever Dylan. We’re fortunate enough to live in a state that offers so much clean outdoor space so we hike every morning for an hour and a half through the woods, unfortunately the views are usually from the top of a range. (Yes, it was so easy hiking with a camera!)
On the way up, outcroppings of granite, we’re called “The Granite State” in reference to our tradition of self-sufficiency.
Yes we’re still going up but nothing gets your day going quite like a little exercise! (Although I’m not against sitting around in my pajamas first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee in my hand!)
Once at the top of the ridge there are open spaces and a well-worn path through the forest.
Topside you get a lovely view of the mountain range before descending down to the lake. Trust me there's an easier path below to the lake and I wish just once my faithful companion knew that.
Although it's beautiful and peaceful walking in among the trees without a soul around.
and someone gets to take a dip......
and have a bit of a roll in the crunchy leaves before heading back.