Ryder really wants to hike and would like to do it on his own, believe us he lets us know constantly. Yet, to increase our range and ability to explore we purchased a pack to carry either Ryder or Tagg. On this day we headed out near the South Foothills Trailhead. Daddy took a couple days to recover from carrying the extra weight and dealing with the dried fruit and trail mix that Ryder dumped down the back of his shirt while on the hike. We are a long way from being experts at this!