Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Backpacking at Cherry Creek Canyon

We just got back from a 4 day backpacking trip with the dogs. It was their first adventure in the Sierra's and we had a lot of surprises during our trip. The hike was about 9 miles into "no name" lake. The terrain wasn't too demanding, but the heat was brutal. The hike took a little longer than expected, because we made numerous stops for water to make sure everyone was well hydrated. While taking a little break, Turbie found our first rattlesnake. That was pretty scary, but we all managed to escape, before it decided to strike. We decided to have the dogs carry their own packs with their food and booties. Our packs were maxed out on space and the dog food took up a lot of room. This proved to be a good decision and the dogs did great with the packs. The views were spectacular from our campsite and we bagged Mercur peak on our so called "rest day". It's pretty incredible to have a whole lake to yourself and you can pick out the best real estate to set up camp. We all had a great time on our first backpacking adventure for the year...more to come.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Camping on the Yuba River

We just spent 4 days camping along the Yuba River just outside of Nevada City. The hiking trails seemed to be endless. Beautiful views along the river and fantastic swimming holes along the way. The temperatures were pretty warm the last day and we all went for a swim midway through our hike.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Crissy Field

We love Crissy Field! I go over to Crissy Field a couple times a week. Turbie & Remo love the beach, water, and the grassy fields. We always spot a few other red dogs for some good playtime.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Remo's Graduation

Last night was puppy graduation for Remo. He passed with flying colors in his Puppy II class. For his trick, he did a handshake and then a bow for his applause.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hiking on Mt. Tam

Today, we went for a hike on Mt. Tam. We started up Railroad grade, Crown Road, Dawn Falls, Hoo Koo E Koo, Corte Madera, and back to Railroad grade with a few water features along the way. This is a great loop and the trail head starts about 1 mile from downtown Mill Valley.