Monday, September 22, 2014

Hiking with a Fugitive

Well almost!  I is sure you all has heard about this skeery dude:
Well, we knowed this happened in Northeast Pencilvania but we wasn't paying attention to exactly where.  When mom turned the television on last Friday night and we heard "Blooming Grove, Pencilvania" when the news peeps was talking about this, me and mom sayed "Whoa there, say what?!?!?!"  Then they sayed they be huntin' fur this skeery dude around Canadensis, PA so we looked that up to see how close it be to where we was going to be hiking on Sunday.
Like 3 miles away - YIKES!
 I mean on one hike recently me and mom was taking a break off the trail and a man came crashing through the woods towards us and I did snarly face and showed him my teefs.  I nefur do that when we see udder hikers on the trail but this dude creeped me out and I skeered him off.  But this one in Pencilvania, he has big guns and I don't think my snarly face be enuff pawtection.  So we hads to come up with a new hike.
So we finds us anudder hike about lots farther away.
No creepy skeery dudes here.
Just a skeery bridge and I wanted to go through the water but the banks was too steep so I had to jump up on the skeery bridge.  Mom made me :(
Fall colors in the pipeline cat.
Fur wetting!
We seened lots of bear poo and coyote poo but no bears or coyotes.
Getting ready to cross ofur.  Mom had to put her water walking shoes on coz she could not jump over without going SPLAT!
But I gots chickun jerkey while mom was putting her hiking shoes back on.
You can takes your time if'n I can has more chicken jerkey.
No skeery dudes, no bears, no coyotes.
Rawk art - kinda creepy.  But mebbe I can find some pee mail on it.  No, no pee mail.
Here I is at a seenik.
Fall in the Poke-a-Nose.
Back to our car safe and sound.
They still has not catched that skeery dude.  But I hear they has some of my kin out there tracking him and they be getting closer.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Preview

We has had to hike close to home all summer coz of the B&B being so bizzy.  This weekend we had no boarders fur the furst time so we headed to the GUNKS in NOO YORK to bring you some SEENIKS!
We left furry, furry early so we was on the trail as the sun be coming up.
I love being in the woods in the early mornings but where do all the waters be in the creek?  I is hoping I can find you some falling waters on this hike but I think somebuddy turned the water off.
Forging onward in my search fur water.
I found you all some big rawks.
Here we is starting to get a little bit of seeniks.
Taking a seenik break.  This do be a hard hike so I got lots of seenik breaks.
Check out the early fall colorings of the trees up here!
The trail went through a crack a big rawk.  I got through just fine.
Mom got stuck.  I is looking around to be sure there is no witnesses to this embarrassing moment.  Sigh.
I is on my game today!  Mom gibbed me stuffs to keep that Arthur Itis from ruining my good times.
So we climbed down the mountain where I wanted to get you falling waters but this creek be all dried up too.  Just enuff water to wet my furs but sorry furrends, no falling waters today.
Back up anudder mountain and it be time fur a break.  Oh, a new kind of bone?
Wait a minit here.  I bringed it back and plopped it down in front of mom to trade it in fur some chickun jerky.  I ended up getting both, BOL.
Here be the seeniks from our break spot.  This do be the Catskill Mountains and mom say in October we be hiking there again fur our annual Catskills Fall Foliage Hike!
But fur now I has to rest up so I can make it back to our car.  Our hike did be 8.5 miles today on furry rugged trails but I made it.
Mom set the timer on the camera to take our picture at the seenik but we did not make it in time, BOL.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

It be a furry Happy Labor Day fur me coz my bizzy, bizzy summer be coming to an end.  I is a working dog, you know, and my B&B has been packed all summer long.  I has had guests here fur the past 77 days with no break!  There be 21 different guests, 6 of them coming back twice.  Plus, mom be away working in an office cofuring fur somebuddy who be having a bald human puppy so you can see how I has had my paws full with running the B&B and has not had time fur my bloggie.  I hope you has not furgotted me :(

So my only break be hiking and yes, I has still been hiking efurry single weekend!  Mom has been on this jag where we go to WMA's (that be wildlife management areas) where there be no marked trails and we has to find out way with the GeePeeEss.  Well, and my snooter, if'n you want to know the truth.
Here I is at the Paulinkskill WMA.  You see that Great Egret in the tree ofur my head? I was hoping he would not poop on me.
Here he be watching me.  He did not fly away until mom got under the tree where I was then he was like YIKES! and flied away.
I got to wet my furs on this hike, too.
Then we was at the Berkshire Valley WMA where we had to use the GPS my snooter to summit Mount Arlington. 
There be a red smiley face on a tree.  Kinda creepy.
Then we was at Weldon Brook WMA where mom snagged this shot of the moon.
There do be one blazed trail in this WMA and it be marked with beer bottle tops.  Somebuddy drinked a lot of beer making this trail.
Me, I just be having water, thank you.
Check it out!  Mom finally blinged out my Zoobaroo.
We went back to that same area but different trails the next weekend and watched the sun coming up ofur the lake.  Bootiful.
These hikes hasn't had lots of seeniks but here be a little bit of one in the powah cut.
So then this weekend we hiked at this place that Noo Joisey buyed from a bunch of priests a few years ago.  It was their retreat and they had made hiking trails.  So you start hiking from where you park on the road going in but there be a gate so cars cannot get in.  About 1/3 of a mile in, mom discofurred that she FURGOT THE MAPS in the car!?!?!?!?  OK, my snooter do not be that good.  So mom got this bright idea of tying me to her backpack at the top of the big hill where she could still see me and running back to the car so I would not has to hike the extra mileage.  I was like, DON'T LEAVE ME HERE!!!!  You know, at my age, old dogs get abandoned all the time just coz they be old.  Mom would not do this to me, would she?  Whew, she commed running back (hugging and puffing) with the maps.  I could have dragged her backpack and followed but she did tell me to STAY so against my better judgement, I lissened.
This place has a swanky deck on a lake!
I bagged anudder peak - Mount Paul!
And of course I had lots of chickun jerky breaks.
So that be it fur my summer.  Now I has to go running back to see what all of you did all summer.  I had better get started...