Sam and Kyle leading the way.
Posing for a family photo at the trailhead.
The dogs couldn't get enough of the fresh mountain water.
Almost to the top!
Gorgeous fall foliage.
We made it! From the John Rock lookout, you can see this beautiful view of Looking Glass Rock, which is the trail we did last year. Looking at it from this perspective, it's no wonder I felt like I was about to DIE last year. That thing is like a mini Half Dome.
After a much-needed lunch break while taking in the beautiful view, we posed for some more family photos. This one is definitely going in a frame.
We love our Weimaraner babies.
While we were waiting for the chili to heat up over the fire, Amanda got the s'more party going early. Dessert before dinner--a girl after my own heart!
And while we ate yummy food, the dogs got to chill on this waterproof outdoor blanket Kyle's mom gave me for my birthday this year. It held up really well against these two crazies flipping out and playing with each other, getting leaves and dirt all over it. At the end of the night we just shook it off and it looked good as new. Not even kidding.
The next morning we tried to get up and get an early start since the guys had a lot to do to prepare for their 3rd clinical rotation (Sam and Kyle are in the same class in PT School). Surprisingly we were able to get this group photo with both dogs looking:
On the way home, we made a quick pit stop at Ceasar's Head State Park for one last look at the mountains. It was a hazy morning but still a gorgeous view all the same.
Then we were off back to the real world. Thanks for enduring through this super long post with me! Anyone else go on a really good hike lately? We are always open to new suggestions!