Hillside hiking with Layla - before sunrise.

Powerline Pass Trail, Prospect Heights and a couple side trails offered amazing quiet time for Layla and me this morning - before the sun rose above the mountains.

We were the first to arrive at the parking lot and did not encounter another soul until we headed back down from the mountain.  Then, we met familiar faces and some new ones - along with their dogs - as we enjoyed the sunshine on our backs.

What a beautiful morning with my hiking buddy.