Early in March of 2016 we took in another dog that had been wandering the streets for two weeks near my partner’s place of work. Diezel, our other dog, had climbed a few mountains with me and as part of Bella’s initiation to the pack we wanted to take her up for some training.
In April we decided to take a short trek up Mount Sniktau for both our own training and the proximity to Dener, but also to train Bella on the snow and with her pack.
We had a beautiful bluebird day with little wind, an unusual treat at Loveland Pass. It’s a short trek up Mount Sniktau and a great training peak.
Bella did great with her pack and loved all the reflections in the snow!
If you're new to Colorado or looking for recommended places to stop when passing through Idaho Springs, check out these local spots.
Be sure to stop for a post-hike beverage and snack at Westbound and Down.
Or spend time exploring the mines, hot springs, or shops around town. Check Idaho Springs official page.