Sunday, July 31, 2011

Way Way Yonder

That do be where I hiked today - read fur yourselves, it do say Way Way Yonder, no?
There do be lots of ponds and lakes at this park but none that I could go in.  Wassup with that?
No good way to get in...
Swamp, ewwwwwww
Ah, finally a creek I can get my furs wet in.
There be a big, big lake but OMD, look at all the peeples there!
They is setting up tents and hauling noms in kewlers and stuffs.
Look at the pawsome swimming beach but dogs is not allowed.  Boo.
That be OK, we find udder ways where it not be so crazy bizzy with so many peeples.  See, we go ofur to the udder side of the lake with the gooses but it be too steep fur me to get in the waters.
Look at this big rawk!
The bugs woz just horribulls and we could not even stop to take a break.  But wait a minit, mom made us a bug-free zone at Lake Lookout!  See that OFF thingie on her backpack? It has a fan in it and blows stuff out at all the skeeters so they leave us alone and we can take a break!
So coz we could sit there quiet and not be swatting my paws at bugs and snapping trying to put the bitey on them, we seened lots of wildlifes...
My furrend the Blue Heron - I see him efurrywhere.
A dragon wot flies.
Loch Ness Turtle
A Monarch Flutter By
Ribbit
So no seeniks today, just lots of lakes and ponds and stuffs and we hiked 12.8 miles.

Monday, July 25, 2011

On Top of the World in Massachusetts

Big eggsitements yesterday on our road trip to the biggest mountain in Massy-Chew-Sits, Mount Greylock!  You can drive your cars up to the top but of course that be too easy fur us, we had to hike up there and hiked up 3 udder mountains on the way.  And the boy and his gurlfurrend (we call her the gurl now) commed with us.  Kewl drool that the boy sitted with me in the back seat and gibbed me skritches the whole way.
I think I gibbed him plenty of MY seat to sit on but all he did woz complane "Shawnee! Move OVER!"  Honestly, I woz being more than generous sharing my space.  The gurl woz up front with mom and she did not complane.
So we all started off our hike togedder out to Stony Ledge.  This be our group shot at Stony Ledge:
See that mountain ahind me with the two things atop it?  That be Mount Greylock and on the left be a towah wot you can climb up in (not me, no way, no how) and to the rite be just an ugly radio towah.  I biggify it fur you:
So here do be where we pawted ways.  Our hike woz going to be too much fur the boy and the gurl coz they is not used to hiking so we sented them on a wild goose chase a shorter route.  Mom made them maps and direkshuns and stuffs so they would not get themselves lost.  We sayed bai and off we wented in opposite directions and we woz going to meet back up ofur there at the towah on the summit of Mount Greylock.
 We crossed this bridge wot had a furry kewl sign on it:
We commed to waterfalls wot did not has lots of water coming down coz they duss not flow well at this time of the summer but there woz pools I could soak my furs in and mom taked her shoes off and kewled off her feets with me!  Refreshing!
Then we climbed up Mount Prospect fur a seenik:
In this zoomified pikshure of the seenik below, you can see the Adirondack Mountains far, far away!  We has not been there yet fur hiking coz it do be a little too far away fur a day trip.
Then we climbed down and crossed ofur that road wot takes cars to the summit:
We do be on that Appalachian Trail here:
Then we climbed up Mount Williams and it woz STEEP up!
Then we climbed ofur Mount Fitch but there woz no seeniks there.  Then finally, we woz getting closer to that towah on Mount Greylock!
OMD! It do be the boy and the gurl! They made it!
A seenik at the Mount Greylock summit.
That towah up close and fursonal.
That Appalachian Trail goes rite ofur the summit.
So duss you know wot the boy and the girl did while they woz waiting fur us?  They had noms at the lodge!  They sayed it woz the bestest noms efur.  Did they save me any? NO!
Where the boy and the gurl had noms.
Is dogs allowed in here fur noms?
This do be that sign by the door biggified but I is thinking it duss not apply to dogs.
So then it do be getting rilly late and the sun be setting.  Oops.  We still had a ways to hike to the car and it woz getting rilly dark on the trails:
When it gotted too dark on the trails, we cutted ofur to the road coz it do be a little lighter there and we could see better.
OMD, lookie at the sunset! We did see the most fab sunsets efur from walking down the road.  There woz no cars on the road coz almost all the peeples had left the mountain alreddy to go home.
We made it back to the car just afore it gotted pitch black outside!  Mom and the boy had their headlamps and flashlites but they did not has to use them.  On the way home the boy drived so fur the furst time efur, mom sat WITH ME in MY back seat!  But all she did woz complane:  "Shawnee! Move over!"  I gibbed her more than enuff room.  Look how squished I is.
So me and mom ended up hiking 14.4 miles!  The boy and the gurl sayed they had a furry good time on the hike and seened some pawsome seeniks on their route wot mom and I did not see.  We will just has to go back again sometime.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Loot From Corbin!

OMD, I had totally furgotted that I wonned a prize from Corbin fur taking him on a hike with me! So wowser, that woz rilly a surprise coz I woz not eggspecting it!
Wowser! Loot from Corbin!
Warming up the snooter.
Corbin has such nice pawmanships.
 Here I is checking out all of the loot:

Hey! Who invited you two?
Fine, I gess I has to share the noms.
I is going to play with my new Skinneez in my hidey spot coz the udder two would not dare bother me there! I is pawtending he be that evil skwerrel wot woz looking in my winder yesterday.

Thank you Corbin, that woz some PAWSOME loot!