Beautiful Cocoa with Yonah Mountain in the background. We started out looking for Yonah Mountain and got totally distracted with cameras at the Yonah Mountain Vineyard. Yonah is in the background of this photo; and of course, Cocoa is not looking at the camera. I know I should travel with doggie treats to get her to “smile” for the camera. We did go on to get closer to the mountain. Then today when I looked up Yonah Mountain trail, I found a Forestry Service Road that goes to a trail head and a trail that goes to the top of the mountain. I know this is not necessarily bear season, but Forestry Roads still frighten me because they usually lead through a dense forest that is not near anything or anyone. Yikes! Here’s what I learned about the Yonah Mountain trail: “Mount Yonah trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Cleveland, Georgia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, road biking, & climbing access and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail. There are many trails and places to discover here and on a clear day, you can see the Atlanta skyline!” We’ll have to go back for this!

Looking at Mt. Yonah Mountain through glass in the late afternoon sunlight.

Another photo of Cocoa running toward the camera and me.

The older Cocoa gets the more concerned she is over me and Chip and anyone else who is a part of her pack. Here she looks concerned about us being out of the car. Chip on the other hand is concerned about the cows in the field across the road. One of the differences between living in Atlanta and in northeast Georgia is this: in Atlanta, you say “Across the street.” But in northeast Georgia, you say, “Across the road.” There’s a difference.