I had stumbled across a hiking trail over in Carlsbad a few weeks ago and really wanted to check it out. I had planned on waiting till B was home so we could go together, but the thought of another neighborhood walk with the dog made me want to cry. With it being the weekend, there were plenty of families, dog walkers, and other women on the trail, so I felt pretty safe. The trails ranged from super narrow to wide, sandy to packed dirt. Nothing was hard, but there were some pretty steep areas.
The weather was perfect-cloudy and in the low 70s. I was still warm, but considering it's been in the upper 80s and cloudless for the past 2 months, I welcomed the cool weather.
Mackie had a blast. I wish his leash was longer so he could have explored a little more. Or that he was well trained so he could have gone off leash (against the rules, but lots of people do it). We hiked for about 40 minutes, and could have stayed out longer but I was getting thirsty.