This trail runs through the woods along the top of the ridge above the river.
Ruby was excited and alert ... listening and watching and sniffing ... wagging her tail and obviously enjoying herself immensely.
On two occasions, she stopped and cocked her head and listened ... her attention riveted on something I could not see or hear. After a few moments, she pounced into the leaves just off the trail. I'm assuming she was after a vole, or something like that.
We were only gone for a little over an hour. Walking the trail, just my dog and me, soaking up sunshine and enjoying each other's company ... it was just what we both needed.