So I strapped Maggie on my back and we were off... our longest hike yet, 7.5 miles. I thought it would all be downhill but the last few miles were excruciating uphill. I wanted to take Maggie through the Zion Narrows (16-miles) this summer, but now I think she will be staying behind.
PS. Here is a great website to find native plants http://www.calflora.org. The Observation Library is an amazing tool. Our hike was in Deluz Creek water shed.