|Jennie making tracks on the Shannon Brook Trail|
|Jennie and I get acquainted with snowshoes|
I, on the other hand, prefer to ski in the winter, and I am happy to purchase my way to the top of the mountain with a lift ticket for the chairlift. My experience with climbing uphill in winter has been limited to those unfortunate incidents when a bad fall may leave one or both of my skis or poles further up the mountain than the location to which I ultimately slid. Skiers refer to this as a yard sale. Even then, before trudging several feet uphill, I may hesitate and hope that someone skiing behind me may sympathize and bring the equipment to me.
|A timid tail at the start|
|Going along for the ride but with a curious look|
I regret that I did not get a photograph of Jennie and the fellow canine hiker. However, Jennie excitedly yet appropriately greeted the other dog while I spoke to his owner about Almost Home Rescue and Foster Dog Summit. One of his friends had just adopted a dog from a rescue group, so he was looking forward to sharing the story of Jennie and her hike.
|Enjoying a relaxing view from the Lower Bridle Path lookout|
|A relaxing finish as sunset nears|