zach is off from work this week and spending time with zelda. and since i work only half days in the office, we took advantage and went on a family hike this afternoon. and to keep the role reversal complete, zach carried zelda while we hiked and let me wield the camera, which i loved because these two are so animated together. also, when we let zelda out of her carrier to walk a bit, she proved she was a natural hiker and insisted on using a walking pole. only with a snack were we able to distract her from the walking pole enough to get her to relinquish it and ride again in her carrier without too much fuss.