The Old Man still gets excited like a puppy when he sees his dog pack come out of the closet, but he naps in the sun like a Sicilian Don once the packs are dropped.
A rescue dog, we estimate his age at about twelve. He's the smartest, most satisfying dog I've ever known, much less had the pleasure of owning.
Addie (8), Cal (6), Beastie (12), and Dad (44) overnighted at Sheep Lake Saturday. We 'did' Sourdough Gap Saturday afternoon after setting camp & cooling off a spell. The view down of the lake (much less the tiny, distant Chinook Pass) was an education in elevation for the kids.