OK - a little reality check here... all those pictures of green grass, palm fronds and bamboo gardens are inviting... but here is me today. about to walk on to the roof from the record snowfall this year!!! Oh: Big Dawg flew 21,176 miles in the month of March and was in Beijing and Hong Kong (three times). By my figgering, that's 622 hikes from my house to Copper Mountain and back on the Wheeler Trail. I could do that.