For a few brief days, the edge of summer's knife has dulled. It was time to get up on the mountain, a nearly 8,000 ft. peak not far from home. It's not a long hike, but it makes life interesting with sections of very steep trail. Once on the ridge line, a cool breeze helped us dream of autumn, still months of hot weather away. For a couple of hours, we hiked in the shade of pines and followed a trail in the sky. It was a nice little escape, just the three of us and the wind in the trees.