Right before Thanksgiving Jason and I spent a week in Hawaii (again) for another friends wedding. It was beautiful and the weather was in the 80s. While we were gone we missed a major snow storm in Seattle so we got on the plane in 80 degree temperatures and landed in 40 degree weather. I was kind of bummed we missed the snow with Darwin (she was with her brother Boo). To make up for it we planned a hike to Twin Falls with Robin, Bb and Friday. Lucky us, we were high enough in elevation that there was a ton of snow all over the mountain. It was one workout of a hike, but so beautiful!
The dogs were so excited to get off leash and do zoomies in the snow.
Right at the beginning of the hike, Darwin managed to break one of her unruly long nails (I know, we need to keep them trimmed, but she really hates it) and so all along the trail, the pretty white snow was dotted with red. A couple we passed on the way back down commented that she noticed the size of the paw print and saw the blood and thought she was going to see a cougar carrying away its prey. If you click on this next picture you can see some red splatters around the snow.
On the way back to the car we stopped at the stream we passed on the way in to get a better view and to let the dogs run through the water. Bb found a stick and Friday swam through the freezing water to get it, and was harassed by Darwin on the way back.
When Friday was back on land Darwin had to steal the stick and start a game of tug.
It was a great hike and so pretty in the snow. We're hoping to go back out when there's no snow to compare!