In which we burn energy that would normally be used for riding
"It's a beautiful day, let's saddle up and hit the trails....not."
|If there ever was a ready horse, it's this one|
There's been no change to the EHV-1 situation...which is good. No new cases, no new euthanasias (that we know of). This is one of those times when no news is good news--if things had gotten worse over the holiday weekend, there would have been an update from the state veterinarian and there isn't one.
So we're still self-quarantining and glad to have horses safe and healthy.
|New Year's Day sunshine!|
It's so hard to stay home when the sky isn't throwing cold wet stuff down. So, we didn't.
|Santa Jim should have packed candy canes for the trip--we met lots of children who recognize him!|
Megan invited Jim and me to join her and Anne (human) and Lucy (dog) on a walk up the Wallace Falls trail on New Year's Day.
|excellent trail companions!|
Off we went, into the sunshine.
|Henry didn't come with us on this trip, but his mom showed us the back of the trail sign where he has|
made a hashmark for every time he's hiked this trail. Total = 28
|We don't have many "free days" for WA State Parks, but when we do,|
the trails are crowded. Today was no exception!
It was a perfect day to walk this trail.
|Hanging out with Santa is always a good idea|
|Sunny but not warm--high temp on the trail was about 38*|
We dressed in layers and dropped most of them for the uphill hike to the Middle Falls.
|To see water fall, you gotta go uphill|
|View of the Olympic Mountains from the trail|
Coming back downhill, Jim read all the informational signs
...and I took photos of sunshine.
When I got home
|silly New Year's selfie|
|very serious New Year's selfie|