Only in Seattle does hiking in 50 degree weather seem apealing. However, a rain free day in January found Derek and I on our first hike of 2010 with the Hall family. We headed up to Cougar Mountain with the dog, some water and a camera. The hike itself was fairly easy ( we didn't want to start out too difficult!), but hiking while taking pictures is a bit more of a challenge! I had to either run ahead or lag behind and then run to catch up with everyone. It was worth it, though, I got some great shots. Maybe next time we'll get to see some wildlife (besides Rod!).