Maybe you heard me mention it on the air last night? Today we planned to take Doppler for a walk in the park. The forecast called for a perfect day on Sleeping Giant. The temperature briefly rose to the low 50s.
The question was would Doppler cooperate and how much mountain could our nine and a half pound dog take?
It was crowded this afternoon as we drove down Mt Carmel Avenue toward the Giant. The lot was full and there were cars on the street. We pulled into the cook-out area, also pretty full.
It was surprising to see all the dead wood especially at the bottom of the trail. Like everywhere else Sleeping Giant was hit hard by Irene and the October storm. On the mountain clean-up is a more natural process.
Doppler is a small dog. On the trail she’s a really small dog! People who bring dogs bring big dogs. They were all friendly.
We went around 2/3 of the way. It was probably a two mile roundtrip. Until the very end Doppler walked with us without prodding.
Doppler and I spent much of the evening napping.