It’s been a joy to spend the last decade with this great little guy.

10th birthday

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9th birthday

8th birthday

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7th birthday

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6th birthday

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5th birthday

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4th birthday

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3rd birthday

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2nd birthday

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1st birthday

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0th birthday

Monday: Everything is fine now.

Near the end of their hike and my run, our 9 year son ran ahead of us on the trail, took a wrong turn, wondered around the forest for hours while we frantically searched for him, encountered a bear, and was eventually picked up around sunset by the search and rescue team we requested via SOS on our satellite tracker (we were an hour drive from cell signal). Many thanks to the Placer County Sheriff Department for coming through for us in a big way.

Sunday: Red Star Ridge, around mile 24 of the Western States course.

This should be about the last of the snow, just above 6200 ft.