This is why it was all worth it:
|View at the trail head|
|Looking West from the mountain.|
|Entrance to the Snow Hole|
I barely made it home in time to do chores and meet the nice young woman who bought my beloved Lulabelle. She raises and shows goats (plus), has chickens (plus plus), loved Lulabelle's bumper stickers (plus, plus, plus), was recently separated (boo) and has two adorable children, no car and limited funds. It was a perfect match. We worked out a payment schedule and her brother drove Lulabelle off to her new home. Plateless. I love these country folks.
My day was perfectly ended by some companionable knitting with my friend, Melanie, accompanied by a bowl of dark cherry ice cream, a Gluten Free shortbread cookie, and a nice mug of tea.