Hiking the La Luz Trail
The trail of light climbs 3,000 feet to the top of Sandia Peak
We decided to hike about a third of the trail for the view. Boy, were there views!
At the bottom of the trail, the peak looked very far away
Looking back down after about an hour of climbing showed endless switchbacks
Aaron remembered to stop and give Grom lots of water. Good handler!
The jumping cholla (Choy-Yah) cactus were blooming. Grom learned not to pee on them.
Grom learned that pulling on the leash while hiking makes Jen fall down.
We found out it was best for the dog to walk behind us. It made it much easier for hikers to pass us.
Half way point equals a nice relaxing nap in the shade.
Aaron enjoyed the view of the city from a pine tree.
The view of the top was not bad either.
A tired dog is a cute dog.