Our weekend weather was spectacular – clear blue skies and highs in the 60′s to low 70′s (18-21C) depending on altitude – perfect hiking weather. We decided Sunday morning to hike to the top of Mt Pisgah – elevation 5,721 feet (1744 meters). Once at the peak, we settled on the rocks to enjoy the stunning views.
The morning invited many other hikers, including several families. One little girl, Caroline, was enamored with Qannik and settled in beside him and stroked his fur. Qannik loved the attention. He also loved the pack of peanut butter crackers she was eating. Unfortunately for him, a hu-dad was paying careful attention and he never succeeded in grand theft cracker.
The best moment with the little girl came near the end of our rest break. Her dad told Caroline and her brother (whose name we never got) to get ready to go. The little girl looked up at her dad in shock and asked, “You mean we have to hike back down?”