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My name is Rachel, I live in California, I'm 40, married for 15 years to Sean and have two dogs. My hobbies are my dogs Leo & Ferny, hiking, exploring, enjoying life.

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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings; Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine into flowers..."
~John Muir

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Mill Peak Revisited

We hiked to Mill Peak with the dogs and some friends this weekend. Sometimes though, I really need to pay attention to signs and get a clue!

What can you tell about this picture that should have raised multiple red flags??

Why yes! It must be that! SNOW. :|

Note to self: When hiking in snow, wear snow boots. And bring extra socks. Lots of them. And plastic bags for your feet. Lots of them. Not lots of feet, lots of bags.

Sheesh. What was I thinking? I was thinking, HIKE! Let's get to the top! ha I will only mention this once and here. All our feet were soaked. Our boots were soaked. And I'm sure I wasn't the only one with cold feet. At least none of us got frostbite!

We hiked up the 1/2 mile to Dry Creek, which is flowing very nicely! It wasn't a difficult crossing. But Brandy (doggie) needed a bit of help and lots of encouragement.

Just after the crossing, (and finding the path covered with a couple feet of snow) we climbed upwards and got a great view of Dry Creek from above:

Solo was having a great time. He was very much in his element with the snow and cool temperatures.

And onward and upward we went until we reached one of the viewing spots. It was a bit foggy below but we were able to see the mountains to our left.

And we rested a bit before tackling the last 1/4 mile. Leo easily ran 2x what we walked. So he needed to sit a spell ;)

Yay!! We finally made it! And this was the best shot we got lol.

We had lunch and rested while our shoes and socks dried a bit. Then I looked around to try to find the Peak log book that seemed to have disappeared. I found it scattered all over and put it back together as best I could. We signed it, tucked it safely back in its hole and set off back down the mountain.

With only about 3/4 mile left, Solo and Leo were taking advantage of every rest point. Well, Solo right away. Leo would run around scouting the area and checking things out. Then when satisfied, he'd take his spot next to Solo to rest. Silly boy :)

Poor Brandy had to have a bit of help toward the end due to sore (cold?) feet. She got a lift from her friend, Steve (did I mention all the snow yet??)

When we finally reached near the cars/trailhead, the fog had rolled in. I swore to never call a hike "Easy" again, we said our goodbyes and we agreed to do it again soon ;)

4 miles round trip.

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