It was a good day.

This was the third hike of the day.

The others had been much less steep.

“Summit” on the sign was a clue.

My 8 year old nephew sprinted up the steep trail

In bursts

Then rested or climbed a tree while we would catch up.

On an easier trail, earlier in the day, he had gotten tired

Stopped a lot.

Once laid down on the ground for awhile.

Wondering when we would EVER get back to the car?

Maybe it was the food.

He had a cheeseburger, fries and a shake for lunch

And complained of being too full when we started out.

He slept in the car after that hike.

And had a brownie and some water after waking up.

Was it the brownie that gave him so much energy?

Or maybe the challen