(See part 1.)
After taking a long water and snack break at the top, we began our trek down the mountain. We assumed the downhill journey would be easier for the doges, but with the hour close to noon and the sun beating down on us, they beelined towards every shady spot they could find to lie down. With each rest and water break, it became harder and harder to get them back on their feet. When we finally made it back to the car, the AC was cranked up high and both dogs dozed off happily, feeling accomplished and completely beat.
All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend our last weekend in San Diego. Hoku is going to miss his BFF Kai, who will always be his #1 walking/ hiking/ lizard-chasing/ body-bumping Shiba brother from another mother!