With golden leaves falling rapidly we decided to take a hike in Hatcher Pass on the wide, well-groomed Gold Mint trail. It was a perfect place for Princess, many people and dogs were enjoying the sunshine and she was excited to see each and every one! The sun was shining, air was crisp and warm, it was a wonderful day. The next day I took Princess back for another hike, and what a contrast. The skies were cloudy, wind blowing with occasional rain. The trails were muddy. We decided against our hike and drove back down to our lake where the weather was gorgeous. Walking in the neighborhood was just fine on this day.