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Nice Friday hike at Thornwood with Camille, Dewey and Harley. We trekked up Bridle Trail and instead of turning left toward Schilling Lake, we took a right onto Schilling Lake Trail to explore a new route.
Schilling Lake Trail offers more flat terrain (sans switchbacks) and is also a bit more exposed in areas which made it pretty hot in the mid afternoon sun, but we found plenty of shade for some rest & water breaks.
During one of our stops, Dewey decided Camille made a great prop and cozied up to relax... Camille didn't seem to mind as she leaned into him (top). Harley was pretty tired (only his second hike with us) and appreciated the rest after a healthy drink of water. The longer hike made for some pooped pooches!
Schilling Lake Trail ends at a private road with a small parking area which we'll explore as an alternate starting point for future Thornwood adventures.