Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Hike in the Woods

This morning we went on another long walkie with mom.  When we left the house mom had no idea where we were going to go so her footwear wasn't the best for this walkie... hopefully she'll know better for next time!

At first mom was thinking of taking a walkie along the ocean front but then decided to go for a woodsy trail instead.  We went to Mount Douglas Park.  If you click on the link you'll see a map of the park trails.  Of course, we didn't have a map with us but mom figures we started out on the Norn trail, turned onto Whittaker and then back along Harrop.

We aren't too sure why our lazy mom chose to do this as the trail starts out nice and level and the climbs rather sharply about halfway in.

In all our time on the trail we saw about 5 peoples and maybe three dogs.  Of course, all the dogs were big larbasized types none of our stature could be found anywhere.

Unlike the other walkies we've been on the past two weeks, I really liked exploring and hiking this trail.  there were lots of awesome smells to check out.

We even got in a bit of agility training!

As you can see the trail is starting to go UP...

Come on, Mom!  Get yer butt moving!

C'mon... not another break... geez, just when I'm having fun!

Even mom had to do some agility and we can tell you that the humans aren't that good at it...

We found this log so that mom could do a real sit down break cuz we were starting to get worried about her.  It had a real nice log that I could walk on and get some nice awesome photos.

After a break, mom insisted on continuing on... onward and upward!

Ruh Roh... Pippen wants everyone to check out his awesome butt muscles!  Hiking up hills really does give them some definition!

So we didn't reach the summit and now that mom has checked the map, it looks like we wouldn't have been able to get there easily.

While mom had another sit down rest break, Pippen and I wandered around to check out all the pee mail and other interesting sights.

And then it was downhill from then on.  You would think mom would like this much better than going uphill but all this meant was that she was able to screech at us to go slower and not make her fall down the hill!  Oy!  If it was up to us we would have run lickety split down that hill...  sometimes mom is a dead weight hanging around our necks!

We were all much happier once the trail levelled off and we could walk in silence and without the threat of mom falling on top of us.

Hurry up mom!  We can see the parking lot!

Hope you all liked today's walkie!  We're thinking we'll have to come back here again.


  1. what a cool hike. Is mom being slow, yell for her
    Benny & Lily

  2. You guys have the bestest walkies!! So jealous!
    Oh, Pippin, I LOVE the hinnie shot...nice!



  3. We LOVE today's walkie! So much to look at--including your magnificent back ends. That's an awesome, pawsome place.SHE's not very good at going up or downhill, so we're glad it's flat around here.

    XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Swell walk there. Great to go wondering in the woods. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. That looks like a fun walk! I hope you can go back sometime soon.

  6. What a fun hike

    Stop on by for a visit

  7. WOW O WOW!!! I whant teu come libbs wif YEU!!! What an awesome trail!!!

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  8. I do so look forward to the days of the week when momma says "let's do a nice, long adventure walkie." Your woodland looks full of great smells and adventures. Hope your mom's feet are OK.

    Oh, and keep working on your free fall record. I think you're on to something there.


  9. I love your walks! They are so interesting! Thanks for sharing!