As I anticipated, there were loads of people. I enjoyed a lot of flattery and praise for my dogs. I chatted with a Standard Poodle devotee who had even adopted a corgi through rescue. The corgi relentlessly herded her child and poodles, so she returned the corgi to the rescue as a poor match. YES, corgis are bossy :)
Lots of amazement that Ein can rock hop. Ein is so cute. Perri is a parti poodle! Perri is "cut nice". (this pleased me, I enjoy grooming Perri and want to improve my skills in that department.)
"Look, a wolf!", some little kid shrieked at Ein.
|Waiting while I searched for the Bake Oven Knob geocache, "Bok Joy". (I never did find it.)|
Everybody that we met was nice, but I am very much a person who enjoys my solitude in nature. It is a big reason that I thrive as a solo hiker. I decided to hike out the 1.4 miles south from the trailhead to "Bear Rocks". The trail was not so populated, although we did pass a few people. Bear Rocks was just as crowded, but I did tether the dogs and crawl to the top in search of another geocache. Which I did not find.
|We did revisit the BOK overlook. I squeezed in a spot through all the people on the rocks and sat on top of the world with the dogs and enjoyed the wind and the joy of being outdoors.|
|Perri is exhausted. Dawson is exhausted just thinking about it.|
|And then I ate my dinner. And the dogs begged for it.|