Monday, October 15, 2012

Fall Foliage Hiking Slacker

Hi furrends!  Sorry I has not been around.  I has not been slacking on hiking, I has been slacking on blogging about hiking (and visiting your bloggies) and this do not be a good time fur slacking coz it be bootiful here with the leaves all colored and stuffs.  So I is going to try to catch up and come around and visit all of YOU!

Last week I went to the mountains in the Catskills fur some leaf peeping coz their leaves woz better than ours being in the mountains and stuffs.
We went by this cabin where artists can come and stay to get inspawration fur their artwerks in the mountains.
From the cabin we went down, down, down into the canyon to the ...
Falling Waters!  (I has my no-huntin-me collah AND bandanner on coz there could has been hunters around but we nefur seened any.  Mom had my no-huntin-me vest in her backpack just in case we needed more no-huntin-me stuffs on me but we was good.)
We signed the trail register - I had mom sign us in as "1 peeple and 1 dog".
Then we crossed this snazzy bridge ofur the creek.
And we found this old quarry in the woods where peeples made FURniture out of the rawks.  Not furry comfy.

We climbed back up to the top of the mountain but OMD, why is we in a cloud?  Where do the seeniks be?
I did find anudder old quarry but no seeniks so we will has to come by here later to see if'n that cloud be gone off the mountaintop.
In the meantime, we went down to Echo Lake fur some CHIKEN JERKY!  And I is here to tell you Echo Lake do be called Echo Lake fur a reason.  I woofed like this:  WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF and it commed back at me like WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOf WOof Woof woof ... w o o f... w  o  o  f ...... w   o   o   f.....  Fur real!
Then I needed a powah nap.
Then we climbed back up to the mountaintop...
... and I found this ginormous rawk teetering on the edge of the mountain!
Skooze me?  Do there be cars up on this mountain or sumpin? Oh, that must be from the olden days when cars drived up to...
... the Overlook Mountain House afore it was all brokened.
It do be looking like a stuffie with no guts now.
We went on up to the top of Overlook Mountain but as you can see, furrends, that cloud do be ofur this mountain, too.  There be a fire towah here and a cabin with infurmations.  Mom tied me to a picnic bench like a common dog while she went into the cabin to see infurmations.  I did get lots of skritches from udder hikers while mom woz in that cabin so I can't complain.  Too much.  Dogs is allowed off leash in the Catskills so being tied to a bench was sooooo wrong. :(
So we started back down the mountain and I snootered out a side trail to a ledge with seeniks unner the cloud - check it out...
Ta da!  That be the Hudson River Valley unner the big cloud.
Then on our way back we stopped at that udder seenik wot was unner a cloud afore and it the cloud was gone so some peeples at the seenik taked our picture. 
Wowser!  Lots of pritty leaves all the way back to our car!


  1. Meows thanks you fur teh pritty pikchures of seeniks an you. Your mom iz so pritty an so iz you!

  2. We enjoyed that. The old mountain house looks well spooky. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh I bet you were in heven on the whole walk with all that beautiful fall leaves. You guys must have the strongest leg mucsles of anyone in Blogviller.


  4. Oh nice that you got your picture taken together! What a wonderful hike!


  5. That there de-stuffed house looks like a great place fur a Howl-O-Weenie pawty!

    Love the leaves when they turn color. Don't ever see that here!

  6. OMD Falling Waters RAWK furnitures and TEETERING RAWKS... and Chickum Jerky... ALL good stuffs.. until I (Frankie Furter) got to the hideous TIE MY FUREND TO A BENCH PAWT. Now THAT is WRONG fur SURE.

  7. Nice to see mom in the picture! The seeniks were amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  8. OMD -- those colors are all SO pretty!!! Mom goes ga-ga over fall foliage like that.

  9. So glad you're back.... Love the pictures and your commentary is the best. Have a great day, pal.

    hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

  10. We have missed you and your Mom, Shawnee. This looks like it was a fun hike except for all the clouds and such. Mom really misses the beautiful autumns of the East, nowhere near as pretty here.

    Too bad about that broken down Overlook Mountain house, it must have once been very beautiful.

    Have a great week.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. I'm glad to see you, Shawnee! Mama is all heartbroken seeing the beautiful autumn colors there. Your hike looked like something she would have loved to do. I would have liked the echo. Lately, I love to meow loud, angry meows in the middle of the night and an echo would make them even more annoying to Mama (hee hee). Love the pic of you and your mom and mol about the uncomfortable furniture.

  12. Oh Shawnee, it's so beautiful in your corner of the world! I have to bark at Mom to take us on a hike later this week before she goes back to school. The weather here is perfect for it!


  13. We were wondering where you were! Glad you are back. Looks like a nice hike, even if your mom TIED YOU UP LIKE A DOG!! Shame on her.

  14. She tied you up to a table?!?! OMD!! Was your mom drunk? Does she know how embarassing that is??? Oh well, at least you got to go on a great hike with pretty leaves...ours are just starting to turn.

  15. That was an impressive amount of seeniks you saw, Shawnee, even with all the clouds. I really liked that waterfall...did you get to get your furs wet there?

  16. Shawnee you have such beauty around you :) Luv the Fall colors on your trails! And that slate furniture was really cool :) Always luv seein your water falls big or small. It is so flat here that we don't get to see any on our walkies. Mom grew up in the mountains of CA so she really enjoys seeing your mountains and waterfalls. Makes her remember all the beauty she enjoyed there :)

    Waggin at ya,

  17. Another great pic of you and your mom Shawnee!