To add pictures to the colorful commentary that I've been giving everyone over the last couple days:
Setting the stage--Kolbe had done brilliantly on his first 14er two weeks ago, navigating the boulder fields of Mt. Bierstadt like a pro. I had no qualms about taking him on another one, my second summit of Gray's Peak (3rd attempt, but who's counting). I even remembered to bring the good leash this time.
|All smiles as we started out.|
I started with a firm grip on the leash as he lunged for the mystery beast.
|If you can't read the arrow labels, bottom left is where Kolbe ended his slide. Top right is the goat he was trying to chase.|
All things considered, ripping off a couple pads and a toenail, while causing a fair amount of bleeding, left him relatively unscathed. He was actually able to finish the hike, albeit with a lot of coaxing.
|A successful summit.|
Someone asked when our next 14er would be. With him, probably never. No wonder I call him Spaz Butt.