Sierra now 15 weeks old poses for a photo after climbing to summit a 1800 ft elevation gain .
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Up date on my new puppy Sierra she is now 15 weeks old and has completed her first summit of Cerro alto an 1800 ft elevation gain hike and a round trip of 5 1/2 mile hike . She loves the mountain . She has hiked her first rain storm also and loves the rain ! I am sure that she will be ready for her first multi day backpacking trip this fall . The photo where I am wearing a blue shirt is when she made a 1000 ft gain and then photo with me in a yellow jacket is at the top of Cerro Alto a 1800 ft gain . The entire training period was one month starting with one mile hike and a 100 ft gain , I had to carry her for a half a mile . With a gentle training program of 4 days a week , allowing her time to recover and gradually increasing her work out routine , she has made great progress !
Cerro Alto is a 2600 ft mountain located between Atascadero and Morro bay calif.