Camp Creek State Park.. Lost Buddy & Duke Rescued HIM!
It was beautiful. Waterfalls, leaves just coming in, everything fresh and alive. 5,300 acres to roam.
Our third hike had some drama to it.. We were on what they classify as their MOST DIFFICULT trail. So, very steep, many switch back, so minimal distance visibility and BIG winds. So, I had them off leash so we didn't kill each other, but, had them healing very close ahead of me, with their invisible leashes on. All of a sudden Buddy took off after something I didn't see. Duke followed. I tapped them both with the invisible leash, Duke came back right away, ALONE.
Then I asked Duke to find the path, as I was now lost, and he did that too. We continued our trek. He stayed very close after that.
Duke was very proud of himself for finding Buddy. He too seemed exhausted afterwards. Duke and Buddy crashed hard when we got back to our campsite. Buddy was panting even when he was sleeping.
Buddy came to first and kind of climbed up on Jerry as though to share with him what just happened.. He kept looking back at where Duke found him.
I am hoping this is going to be the only drama we encounter.