The old Mailbox Peak trail is on the bucket list of some Seattle-area hikers. Its steep, root- and rock-filled path is bold, to say the least, climbing nearly 4,000 feet skyward.
For a human, reaching the peak is a badge of courage that likely comes with some fatigued thighs. When you’re a dachshund? Now, that’s a different story entirely.
Meet Gretel and Chester: two small dogs that go on big adventures. They hike through sun, rain, ice, and snow, leading owner Jessica on a transformative journey. The dachshunds erase short-legged stereotypes along the way, by reaching the top of Mailbox Peak and similar heights. And they inspire fellow pooches (and Jessica) to do the same, all from just a foot above the ground.