Saturday, November 14, 2009

The servants are back in line

After a little beating, a little withholding of kissey face, and a stern talking to, the servants (meaning Mom) are back in line.

Mom and Dad took me on a hike today, and (get this) Mom actually brought the camera! Can you believe it?!? (Yeah, me neither!)

Since I can't go into Zion National Park, Mom has done a bunch of research and got a bunch of maps of the area that show trails on BLM (Bureau of Land Management, for those of you who don't live in states/countries that have big chunks of land that need managing...). And there are A LOT of BLM trails. Apparently some of the best mountain biking in the country is on the BLM land around the National Park. And mountain biking trails are also perfect hiking trails.

So, today we went on a section of the JEM trail. Mom documented the hike.

C'mon, Dad!!! Let's GO!!!

This looks like it could be interesting.... Let's see if Mom picked a good trail.

Hey... There's a river down there!

Wow. We're kinda high up here!

I don't know what you're looking at, Dad; I think I saw something on the hill side that looks much more interesting than that scenery stuff.

Oh. So that's what you were looking at. Got it!


No pee-mail here, so Mom better get out the map!

That's a long way down! You get to walk near the edge, Dad, not me!

Okay, good trail choice, Mom. Now, do you have any treats in that backpack of yours?

We'd better get moving Dad. I think those clouds are building.

I mentioned that you get the cliff side, right?

Back to the car!

After-hike nap! (Well-deserved, I might add! It was really fun! And 4 miles - which isn't a bad start!)

And we did make it home before the rain:

Thanks, Mom and Dad, for taking me on such a great hike! I can't wait for the next one; I've seen Mom's stack of maps, and I just KNOW that she's going to find someplace else just as good!

*kissey face*
-Fiona the Intrepid

Pee Ess. If you want to see pictures from a hike Mom did two days ago with a group from the RV park, click here. They went to the top of Cable Mountain and looked 1,800 feet to the canyon floor below. And I couldn't go. Boo, hiss! (But she's got some pretty cool pictures, even if they don't include me!)


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo have regained khontrol of your servants furry well!

Tank woo fur sharing that pawesome hike!

And even though there were no pikhs of khute WOO, we did look at the others! Nice!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Good job!
Sure you had a pawesome time there!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is kwite a hike all rite!!! dada likes mowntin biking but mama gits a littel nervus abowt riding her bike nekst to big klifs but we cud definitly do sum walkies their i think!!! ok bye

Mango said...

I like that first picture of you trying to speed things up. That is how PeeWee walks sometimes too.

Thanks for finally getting your dorky mom to bring the camera because it was just beautiful!


The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent hike. We loved the views of the river! We always love exploring a new trail.

Brownie said...

wow! What a PAWSOME view! That hike looks absolutely fantabulous.


Dory and the Mama said...

It was so worth the wait of you havin to train your Mama Fiona...She took some great pictures!!


Clive said...

Great photos Fiona - that hike looked fantastic!

take care

BRUTUS said...

We couldn't help but notice how well our furs blend into the local landscape there! We bet you could go to the national parks undetected. If a ranger came by, you could just stand still & use your furs as camouflage!!

Brutus the Frenchie

bermudabluez said...

Isn't it just beautiful out there???? Your hike looked like tons of fun! Glad you got your servants in line! Hugs from Chloe and LadyBug the NY BichonsFrises

Murphy Dogg said...

Hey Fiona,
Wow, you're pretty strong for a little lady gal. In that first pic, your dad looks like he's about to fall over!
Murphy Dogg

Ms. ~K said...

Isn't Zion incredible?
Have fun...we just got back after our 2+ months RV trip to Oregon...
Good to be home!
Happy Trails,

Bell and Kimberly said...

hi Fi... it's Kimberly... I had to come say hi to you. Unfortunately I broke up with my boyfriend Bobby and he is keeping the dogs as I have no where for them and cannot afford a place to have Bell with me. Samantha and Bell will be ok with out me. I'm just sad I cant see them. At least not yet, hopefully I'll be able to take them to the beach again one day.. if not. it was great making this blog and meeting new furiends... thanks for always leaving messages... if you have a moment please go read the tribute to lacy i made - she's not dead, but she just found out she has colon cancer, she's a 6yr old Weimaraner like Bell (only older of course) i met her @ dog beach one day and shes from Arizona...
take care..
kImberly <3 always

Adriana barbano said...

So sweet and tender!! Congrats!!!I love her

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an awesome hike, Fiona! We wish we could have joined you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

1000 Goldens said...

So glad the humans finally came to their senses and took you on a great adventure! So very beautiful :)