first hike of the season

i took a group of students hiking yesterday. we ended up hiking nearly 10 miles! they did a great job with no complaints. we were all tired by the end, especially max. we had to turn around about .5 mile from the top of the mountain due to lots of snow, but it was still a rewarding day. a few pics:

the trail surrounded by wild flowers

max sneaks in a nap during our lunch stop

maximus loves hiking. and so do i.