On Saturday, June 23rd, in the morning, Taylor and Trask went on their first solo hike, accompanied by Maddie, our 2-year-old rat terrier pup. They hiked Kings Mountain and did great! It was over 2500 feet of elevation, all with a 26 pound kid on Trask's back, some bottles of milk for Taylor and a gallon of water for Trask! The hike took them 4 hours total, and Trask's knees were a bit sore on the hike down! They even got to see a black bear on their adventure, only 30 yards away or so. (This freaks me out!!) Taylor LOVES to be outside, which works great for us, as we love the outdoors. There will be many more hikes in the future, and we can't wait!