In April 2018 Brown and his partner Get Naka were leading a group through a trail in Teneriffe Falls, WA. The trek was about five-and-a-half miles in length, with an elevation gain of 1,585 feet. And according to the Washington Trails Association website, it could be classified as a moderate yet challenging hike.
With that in mind, an experienced walker like Brown no doubt expected the hike to go without a hitch. And things got off to a particularly promising start when the group noticed an adorable dog standing in the middle of the trail.
The black hound was standing near a parking area by the trail entrance and appeared to be greeting hikers before they embarked on their walk. So, Brown and his gang concluded that the dog must belong to one of the households in the adjacent neighborhood.