Hidden Lake hike with Layla and friends

A nearly 10-mile hike into the Chugach Mountains kicked off a beautiful Sunday morning.  The trek was about 5.5 hours.  Uphill - all the way to Hidden Lake.

Weather at the start was 47 degrees.  After that we encountered clouds, a few good breezes, fog and intermittent sunshine on our backs.

Shown here:   Chevy, Elim, Skyler, Haley, Salcha, Yentna and my amazing Layla (golden.)

This was one of the many Summer 2014 Bucket List trips on my list.  So happy that Layla and I were able to enjoy this with friends:  wonderful dogs and their people.