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.