Saturday, December 15, 2012

Urban Hiking

We needed to say kinda close to home yesterday and the trails is still messed up from Sandy here in Noo Joisey, so we did not has much to choose from.  We had not been to this pawticular park yet coz we thought it would be too citified.  Well, yes and no.  I show you.
We started out at this park.
Then we stopped by here before going home coz it be just around the corner from our hiking.  Hold on to your collah fur this, Frankie Furter!
I think somebuddy be watching me...
Oh, hai.
When the deer crossed ofur the walkway (see them on the right?) I sniffed on the left where they had been.  Good sniffs!  I do this with horses, too.  I let them pass, then I sniff behind them, BOL.
No need to look so worried, Ms. Deer.  I will not chase you coz I is a guest in YOUR home.  Mom teached me nefur to chase the hosts.  It be bad manners.
So this park is atop a mountain so we has to climb up first.  Sandy broke the trail here.
Look wot is at the top!
Wowzer, that be lots of houses and stuffs down there.
See, we is up here in the wilderness and can see the cities from up here.
We commed around to this pond.
The gooses was hasing fun in the pond splashing water all around.
This silly looking ducks is called Buffleheads.
Hey!  This blog be fur fambly viewing.

I did not do this.
Hmmmm, mystery solved.
Mom tied me to her BACKPACK like a common dog while she went to use the portable peeple powdah room.  So embarrassing!  But seriously, did she think that would slow me down any if'n I tried to make a break fur it?  Well, seeing as I is not in the market to upgrade my home, I had no place to go so I stayed and pawtended like it was weighing me down.
Here we is coming up on more seeniks.
That be New York City ofur there on the horizon.
OK, so now we has to climb back down, get in the hikemobile and drive around to...
... the streets we seened from up high.
We crossed ofur the pawdestrian bridge to...
HOLY SMOKED CHICKEN JERKY!  Look at these falling waters!
OK, just a minit, I show you the pictures without the fence and graffiti and litter in the way.
That water spraying up was hitting me in the snooter!
It be like a mini Niagra Falls!
I do not want to wet my furs in that water!
From the falling waters we could see the mountain we was on earlier.  It woz THAT close!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hiking in the Fog

So furrends, last Sunday we went hiking in Pencilvania coz the trails in Noo Joisey is STILL closed coz of that Hurry-Cane Sandy.
I went looking fur some falling waters fur Frankie Furter since I think he mite be hasing falling water withdrawals (and snowman overload) since his innerwebs was not werking.
This be wot it looked like driving home.  It was like that in the morning too but in the dark.
Come along with me in search of falling waters.
It do be kind of cold out early in the morning and there was still snow on the ground but even tho mom yelled fur me to get out of the water coz it be too cold, I had to go in fur a closer look.  Nope, these do not be the falling waters I is looking fur.
Scouting fur falling waters from a rawk.  (See the snow on the rawk?)
Getting closer but this do not be it either.
My radar ears do be hearing the falling waters...
Ta da!  Found them!  This be Hawk Falls.
And here be Hawk Falls from the top.
Then it do be on to the Boulder Field.
Thru an old orchard...
... by a tree Hurry-Cane Sandy deaded.  The park peeples cut it up to clear the trail.  We counted the rings.  There do be about 100 of them.
Thru the woods...
Break time!  Mom borrowed a tree to hang her backpack on coz the ground was all wet from the melting snow.
Mom gibbed me one of the cookies she cooked that is so nommy but I spit it out.  BLECH.  Mom is like "Wassup with that?!?!?!"
So mom gibbed me a chickun jerkey and I nommed both the chickun jerkey AND the cookie, BOL!  I gots me a twofer!
I think we is getting close to that boulder field.  I do be seeing more rawks on the trail.
OMD!  They rilly did mean a field of boulders.  You want ME to go cross ofur THAT?!?!?!?
I looked fur an alternate route but did not find one so I had no choice...
Not amused.
At the udder side there do be this sign.
Wowser, I walked on rawks wot be there fur 20,000 years!  Those rawks is older than mom!
So while walking on the park road where the snow woz melting and it be all sludgy...
... I got my furs all mucked up.
I had no choice but to go in the water again. (hehehehehe)
Common mom, stop playing around.  I is wet.
Finally, the hikemobile.  Mom turned on the heats to dry my furs.  Nice!
So, I has to ask you all a question.  While we was hiking, along about 1 mile of the trail, we did find this stuff scattered on the trail, lots of it kinda like breadcrumbs along the way.
bloo stuffs
white stuffs
I think this is wot it be from.  Wot do you think?