We started off on a trail that we hike a lot, and then took a new turn, and ended up hiking over 4 miles. Which was most fun. I just wanna know when we are going to start going on LONG hikes! Heehee! Mom, however, didn’t bring the real camera, and had to take pictures with her phone. Which was a real shame, because the trees are starting to change colors, and there are some really bright reds out right now. So…. Mom is going to have to take me on another (possibly longer? C’mon Mom… There are MILES of trails out there for us to explore!) hike where she’ll have the camera and we can get some good scenery pictures. Because it is really pretty right now.
And perfect for hiking! Did I ever mention that I’m subtle? No? There’s probably a reason for that…
Anyhoo, last night I got in some quality snoozling with my little big sister.
Because Mom promised me another hike today, we went hiking, despite the weather forecast that there could be thunderstorms in the afternoon. Mom looked out the window (her own personal weather forecasting) and deemed it fine. And a chance to get some pictures of the “fall colors”.
So off we went.
Um. Mom? So far this looks like the regular trail. Where are the colors?
Oh. Okay. Got it. Biggify to actually see the colors...
We did the same hike as yesterday - which is our usual hike but with an extra mile loop in there. And lots of hills. And trees and stuff.
This is steeper than it looks. Trust me. In person it goes straight up!
And if you notice, for a while it looked pretty darn sunny.
Are we there yet? You mean we keep going UP? Wow.
We finally made it to the top of the climb, and from there, you could see all the way to the Olympic Park where they held the ski jumping and luge and bobsled events during the 2002 Winter Olympics.
And the hillside to the right was starting to turn all sorts of colors. In another week the colors will really be out.
And if you must know, yes, I am a Happy Dog! I love hiking!
But as we stopped for water, something on the horizon caught my attention:
Uh, Mom. Would you look over there. Please?!?
I think we'd better GO. Because we're only halfway through the hike!
So we dashed off, Mom taking only one more picture before we were all the way home.
By the time we got home the skies were totally black, and literally 5 minutes after we walked in the door it started raining. About 5 minutes later we lost power for about 30 minutes! I'm glad I hustled Mom along when we saw that first dark cloud! But we didn't get wet, and it was a great hike.
So, Mom, whaddya think about tomorrow, huh? Huh? Pretty please?!?
And on other stuff. Thanks to Dennis the Vizsla Dog who gave me this award:
Even if it is a little mis-spelled, I’m a class act! Woo-hoo!!! Heehee. Proof that I can fake people out when I really try!
The award is, of course, made by the The Purple Hatter, and the requirements is that I pass this along to six class act doggies. I know so many. But I’ll pick six class acts.
Martha and Bailey, who are legal masterminds and who get to go on walkies in some of the prettiest places ever.
Clive. Because he actually works for a living. And Mom thinks that he looks like a big Irish sweater! And, of course, because he is a goldendoodle (and rather handsome, if I say so myself).
Doby and Lola. Because they are seriously classy.
Lorenza. Because she is just the classiest dresser I know. Not to mention a sweetheart.
The 4 Bs. Because poodles and a schnoodle? How can they be anything BUT classy?
Sierra Rose. Because she’s classy in the making!
And this isn’t to say that all of my other friends aren’t classy, but I was forced to pick six…
And now, I must nap if I am to be ready for tomorrow hike. And for the record? The little thingy that Mom wears on her wrist to give distance and heart rate and stuff says that we climbed over 1300 feet today. In 4 miles. Not shabby!
-Fiona, The Intrepid Hiker