|This is Tucker, he's obviously a pug. He's the|
first pug that I had known, although my mother
now has one as well. They have no face and
no neck but they are nice dogs.
|This is Timber, a golden retriever. He and Tucker are the same|
age, nine years old.
|Once we were up on the trails the dogs could go off leash.|
Timber stuck very close but I feel like I've got nothing to do
unless I'm holding a leash so mostly I kept him on leash
although I did drop it occasionally to let him just drag it around.
|It's spring and there were a lot of|
wildflowers in bloom. I won't attempt to
name them because I can't, but they are part
of Montana's beauty this time of year.
|It wasn't hot out, but my sister carried water|
for the dogs.
|Being a pug, Tucker has short little|
legs, but he kept up very well. We
didn't set any speed records anyway.
|From this view, Mount Helena sort of looks like a smaller version of Half Dome. It is essentially|
an urban park, accessible from neighborhoods and full of trails.
Our hike this day was about 3.5 miles; we did not walk all the way to the top.