Two weeks after becoming the proud owner of a new dog, Ally, I had the opportunity to go riding/camping with my dear friend Randy and his aussie shepherd, Jack. We decided to return to two of our favorite Northwest trails: Lewis River and Ape Canyon. The weather was perfect and the riding was epic.
This ride turned out to be Randy's last. Much to the shock of everyone who knew him, Randy passed away one week later on August 8th from natural causes. "Handy Randy" was a long-time riding partner, a skilled carpenter and realtor, and a close friend. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to share this weekend with him.