Work dude and I got outta the city friday. He has a puppy and wanted to get him some outside experience behind my maniac. The little lab did just fine. Cute little bugger making his first swim on some river crossings. We covered somewhere between 5 and 7 miles and I wore a 50lb pack + water. Hot spots on my shoulders again. New pack ships the 20th. Used the mama bear’s trekking poles again and need to pick some of my own out. Finished the morning with a burger and a beer. Good start to the day.