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, December 31, 2007

Round Two Dedications Are Looking Good!

It's a snow day up here and we are off, waiting to see just how bad the final damage will be in inches (and hopefully not feet). We don't want to be off the trails for too long since we've just started the winter. But while we may be off it is clear that folks have been busy making dedications to the animals in their lives. In Round Two, of the 48 peaks, nine are already taken! Three more came in the last 24 hours.

The top photo is of Dazy, who leads a good life with Samantha Stephen and Dan Perkins. The three of them climbed Garfield together in September of 2005 and now they are dedicating this peak to her. In the bottom photo (it makes me smile) are Clarabelle & Buddy. Clarabelle is the one that is moving. Sarah Carey and her husband has dedicated Galehead to these two well-loved family members. They also dedicated Liberty to the dearly departed Riley.