Sunday was such a gorgeous day that I bundled the girls up and we were off for a hike. Hmmmmm - where to go?? The first spot I was going to was PACKED - there was no room in the parking lot, no room in the second parking lot, but we managed to find a spot to park and did a bit of investigating.
HEY - look at this. We had an awesome walk for over two hours and only met TWO people. I guess everyone else went for easy and we went for the more challenging route? Whatever - I felt we had choosen wisely since we had a carefree walk. I will definitely go back to that spot again. However I may have to go alone. While we were only hiking for about two hours, Sparky was pretty tired - she is 13 after all. I had to help her into the car when we were finished. Not sure that it was in her best interests to go for that long of a hike. Poor Sparky! She seems to be fine today, but is starting to be unstable on her feet. My baby!!!!! Well - enough of that - let's have a look at the pictures I took....................
It was just beautiful, but hard to believe that all these pictures were taken in the same area. I didn't get any of the rugged areas - too busy trying not to fall into a crevasse or slip on the rocks!!!!
|We walked beside a small river/creek for a bit - see the small water fall|
|Saw a couple of flowers - yeah spring is here|
|More flowers - these were teeny tiny, but very pretty|
|Moss on the rocks|
|We walked amidst these kinds of trees|
|And moments later - this was the view - very wild!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Good thing we didn't have to go that way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a mud pit|
|Terrain wasn't so bad for most of it|
|You could see lots of fallen trees and debris from the ice storm in December|
|A MUCH bigger water fall - OK so it was only a couple of feet high, but bigger than the first one we saw|
|There was a bit of snow left in the deep shadows|
|And snow/ice underneath all the cedar boughs on the path|
|At one time, and there must have been something in the area because out of the blue - there are PICNIC TABLES! Old ones, but still - I think we saw four in total|
|The path maintainers were out and the path was pretty clear - you could see where they had chopped trees that had fallen on the path from the ice storm|
|Fording a stream|
|And taking a bridge|
|Sparky on the bridge|
|Here the trail was wide open|
|Very wide open here|
|Cute little Sammy|
|A wolf!!!!! She sure looks like a wolf in this picture|
|Wild knarly tree root|
|And here are the happy hikers!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look at Sammy - she is so cute!!!!!|
|Another selfie of the happy hikers!!!!!!!!!!|
It really was an awesome day. It was hot. Even though that terrain wasn't difficult, my feet were very tired at the end of the hike and I have to admit, as happy as the dogs were to arrive back at the car, I was just as happy. I think I did over 20,000 steps that day.
We had fun and lots of awesome memories!!!!! Thanks Sparky and Sammy for a great hike.
On that note - it is time to get to work.
Have an awesome day.................