4,607 feet | ranked 14/46 in height | 26th peak climbed
4,482 feet | ranked 18/46 in height | 27th peak climbed
Frankie was in South Carolina much of this week, visiting his grandmother and enjoying the ocean. I'd been checking the long-range forecast constantly, hoping that serendipitous timing would give me a window of good weather for hiking. The earliest available forecasts called for rain, but I kept watching and ended up with perfect weather. My partners for this hike were my Dad, Bruce, and his 9-month old Australian shepherd, Daisy. He takes her for walks averaging about 3 miles a day, but in the flat lands, and no single hike has exceeded 5 miles. When I first discussed the possibility of teaming up for a hike, he was interested, but conditioned his agreement on no 4 am departures. As a result, I'd been thinking we might drive up Thursday night, hike Friday, and then drive home first thing Saturday morning so I could pick up Frankie and Erwin at the airport.