Hi Steph, I’m from northern New York and recently read your article in Alpinist and found it well written and very inspirational. Thank you so much for sharing those experiences. I like to get out alone occasionally and always like to know what others are thinking and going through especially from those who climb at your level. You’re awesome! We recently had a Border Collie (Molly) that loved the mountains and being outside but she recently passed away at less than 8 months old due to epilepsy.