Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan is published by William Morrow. It tells the story of my adventures with Atticus M. Finch, a little dog of some distinction. You can also find our column in the NorthCountry News.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Hail Hale

A late start today got us out of the door at 1:30 so the choice was to hike the short but relatively steep (relatively, I said) Mt. Hale (4,054 ft). It's not the most photogenic of all the peaks but today it was simply beautiful as we reached the summit clearing where the old fire tower used to stand (you can see blocks and rods in some of the photos). The sun was punching out, having worked a full day, and was kicking back, it's feet up and a beer in his hand, slowly lowering himself down behind North Twin. The sky gave us a great light show and it put Atticus in a playful mood. We took our time on the summit, playing, taking photos, and then just sitting together watching the colors brush across the sky. The slide show for this hike can be found here. (Any guesses on where the music comes from?)


Unknown said...

Atticus sure had a ball on this day. Made me smile big!

Unknown said...

You are were right, the gray skies, the weather...didn't seem to bother Atticus at all. It certainly looked a bit scary where you were on this day.