The best thing about hiking in high hills is the fact if it rains you can a) see it coming and rolling across the landscape - as in this pic- giving you some warning or b) you can simply go further up; I have often hiked 'above the weather' and watched it rain down on the poor souls in the valley ;)
In a land far far away... I think every story that starts like this must be about one of my dogs. I have one dog who spends her walks within about 6 ft of me at all times...... annnnnd I have another one who is generally about 30 feet away at any given time. A sort of flash across the path and a view like this -
* disclaimer - only in areas where there are no sheep/people/roads/etc. Otherwise that monkey is on a lead!!