Dakota's 10 mile hike was beautiful, but very long and wet. He struggled to keep up as we climbed the steep switchbacks, and the drizzle turned into a steady downpour by the time we reached the summit. He complained a little about the cold and sore feet, but I did everything I could to stay happy and pleasant. I encouraged him along the way, and occasionally visited with other members of the group who fell back to check on us. I had a great time, and even though Dakota complained, I think he had a good time too. He told me later that place was one of the most beautiful places he ever saw.