Thursday, August 27, 2009

Heading to Oregon

Part 1 -
We're leaving tomorrow at the crack of dawn for Bend and then eventually on to Hood River. Both of these places bring back fond memories of our bike racing days, but the road bikes will be staying home. We will be traveling with our red waggers and the mountain bikes. We intend to do a lot of hiking and riding in both areas. with the dogs in tow.

Part 2 -
It was all good in Oregon. We took the dogs on their first mountain bike ride and it went really well. They absolutely loved running behind the bikes. We spent a lot of time hiking and riding in the Bend & Hood River area. It was all good except for our last day, the temperature dropped to 40 degrees and rainy. We still did a good ride, but cut it a bit short. In Hood River, I met every Vizsla owner in town. One of the Vizslas we met, was 10 week old Stella, that was from the same breeder as my Turbie &'s a small world and somehow they were all related.

Now, I'm trying to figure out some dog mountain bike loops in Marin. It could be a bit tricky with all of the "trail laws" in place, but if we're fast & stealth I can already think of a few places.


Monday, August 17, 2009

Pt. Pinole

There's a Vizsla walk every Sunday at Pt. Pinole. I wanted to join the group yesterday, but due to a last minute change in plans, I ended up doing a hike in Marin. Brian and I decided to check out Pt. Pinole today and it was a lot of fun. We spent a couple hours checking out the trails. There are quite a few areas that have good access to the water. I'm looking forward to going back there again to hook up with the Vizsla group and to do some more exploring.

Here's some pictures I took from my bb. cm.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun in Tahoe

We went to Tahoe for a long weekend. We spent a couple nights at The Cedar House Sport Hotel. I highly recommend this hotel, because it's pet friendly and a really cool "green property" to check out. We spent a couple days hiking in the Tahoe area and then we headed over to Nevada to spend a couple nights with our friends, Doug & Carol, and their 2 boxers, Dylan & Dharma. I highly recommend the hike to Miess Lake and Immigrant Lake. The wild flowers are still in bloom, great views,and there are plenty of water stops in route. On the California side we did a hike to 5 lakes and Tahoe Rim trail. 5 Lakes was nice, but who let the bus out...too many people and horses. We found out the Tahoe Rim trail is a bit more fun on the mountain bike. This is the first time we hiked on the trail and it was a lot of fun, but we went on an even day along with all of the mountain bikes. We spent a lot of time moving off the trail, to let a bike go by.

Enjoy the pictures. cm.