So livingtoplay and I were trying to connect for an attempt this afternoon, but she couldn't leave earlier and I needed to be back home too early to fit into the time frame. Still, I needed to take the dogs for an outing and I decided I might as well scout out the area and see what I was up against.
As I pulled up to parking, I spotted the youngins mobile and then realized I did not have Ryan's number in my phone, so the dogs and I high-tailed it down the trail and into the woods. As we broke into the clear and I spied Ryan, I also realized that there was no good way for the dogs to get across. They love the water, just not in winter and that stream is too deep and the banks too steep! So the dogs "patiently" paced the opposite shore searching for good smells and a way across while Ryan and I explored from various vantage points. I was in my boots, so my comfort level was a bit less than if I had my tennis shoes on with a bit more flexibility.
I will be back tomorrow, better prepared.