The spring finally arrived so we made it outside and back up to Devil’s Lake. We tried to go up there once around New Year’s – we got out of the car, walked around for a few minutes, and drove back home. The snowshoes we had hoped to borrow from the Nature Center were not available on Sunday and it was freezing. This weekend was different. Benton is getting much better at hiking on his own. He also enjoys going to some of the HUGE off-leash dog parks around here and following the dogs as they run through the ‘oak savannah.’ Above is a photo of him in almost the same spot where we caught a shot of him during a November visit to the state park. He runs now, his hair is much longer, he tells us when he wants to get down and walk. Keep hiking.