Being 6 months pregnant, I am coming to the realization that I may not be able to do all the outdoor activities I am used to throughout the summer.  I had an unexpected day off and decided to take advantage of it.  I packed my two goofy labs in my car and headed up the canyon to take on the Lava Lake hike.  I have done this hike many times in the past, but it’s a little different with a 20 pound bowling ball attached to your stomach...   Slow and steady truly was the case. The pups constantly were checking on me, which is another reason I love to take them hiking!!  I also ran into some friends I haven’t seen in a few years – great place to catch up. 

To my own surprise we actually made it up to the lake, I honestly thought I would have eaten my little peanut butter tortilla wrap 5 minutes into the hike and turned around.  We were muddy, we were tired, but yes, we made it to the lake  The pups even jumped in the water – Ha! I think the temperature of the water surprised them a bit because they only jumped in once.

This hike will always be one of my favorites in the area, and hopefully the next time I make it up there I will have a little one by my side.