On Saturday I experienced the feeling of 10 extra pounds, added to the bottom of my feet, as we hiked for 8 miles. Talk about a motivational experience. Even though the trail conditions weren't the best, we all enjoyed the sunshine beating down on our skin, the cool breeze blowing in our faces, and the stunning views. It was probably 45 degrees or so, but the bright sun really made up for the chilly temperatures. And afterward, the dogs were exhausted. Kendra 1, Zia 0, the little stinker.