Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hike 'n Drive

OK, furrends, grab youselves a fresh bowl of water and a big chew bone (or some toona snack fur the kittehs) coz I has lots of pictures to show you.  On Funday me and mom went on a Hike 'n Drive ROAD TRIP!  We leaved my house in the dark at 5:30 in the morning, drived 280 miles and did 4 hikes fur a total of 10 miles and got home at 8:30 at nite.  It was fun times on Funday!  So come along and I shows you...
The four hikes.  Two was in Pencilvania and two was in Noo York in the Upper Delaware Seenik Area.
We drived through Pencilvania foliage to ...
Hike #1
It be Funday and there be no hunting in Pencilvania on Funday so I did not has to wear my no-hunting-me vest.  But there be all these icky chunky rawks to walk on.  My paws and mom's feets did not like them at all.
I found us a spot to move off to the side.  So much better.
The icky chunky rawks stopped at Cobey Pond.
I gots to go on the dock.  I is dog.  Hear me GROWL!
Yes, Cobey Pond do be pritty.  But too cold on this morning fur fur wetting.  Brrrrr.
No more icky chunky rawks fur the rest of the hike around Cobey Pond.
Then we drived to Hike #2.
This hike be in Pencilvania too.
I raced a red eft.
I won.
Good sniffs here in Damascus Forest.
Big Hemlock trees.  We ♥ Hemlocks.
Look on the right, some of the old hemlocks be as wide as mom.
A moment of silence at the end of the hike :(
Then I hads my chickun jerky in the car while we drived...
... thru the Pencilvania countryside...
... to Hike #3.
This hike be in Noo York and there be hunting on Funday so hads to change into my no-hunting-me orange just to be safe.
A break fur beverages on the way up.
Say what, mom?  I has to STAY?  Why?
Coz mom wanted to get a picture of the falling waters by the steep slip-and-you-go-splat pawt.
I be a loooooooong way down there.
A seenik!  I is standing in Noo York looking at Pencilvania on the udder side of the Delaware River.
They has made rawk furniture up here.
And well, whatefur that be ofur behind me.
More bootiful seeniks.
Heading back down.
Anudder snack in the car.
Mom always stops at these places and gives them green papers fur (BLECH) veggies.  I do not unnerstand this.
More driving...
... to Hike #4.
This one be in Noo York, too, so I still hads my no-hunting-me orange on.
So we commed to a place where to the left be the hard way and to the right be the easy peasy way.  Mom sayed I could choose.
Seeing as this be the FOURTH hike in one day fur this old dog, easy peasy all the way fur me, please!
If;n this be easy, I has to wonner what hard be.
Mom hads to help me with my handle here.  I did not want her to coz I can do it myself but I has to humor her or she gets all worried and stuffs.
Now this be easy peasy.
I is coming mom.  Slowing down after 10 miles of hiking.
A look at where the Ten Mile River falls into the Delaware River.  I wanted to go in but mom told me no, it be too deep and I get washed away into the Delaware so I could not go in.
I had dinner instead.  The I heard the doors lock...
Mom locked me in so she could walk down to the river and get a sun going down picture.
You left me all alone fur 5 minits!
So I made a mess, hehehe.
Heading home on the seenik drive.
But I did not see much of the seeniks.  I do not lay my head down to sleep in the car, no I close my eyes with my head up just in case mom would needs my assistance or sumpin.


  1. Oh, that looks awesome! I see your leafs are changing, I can't wait for that to happen here! Mom says we'll go do some hiking when the leafs start to change.

  2. Hi Shawnee - We luff when yoo start posting the Fall Fo-lee-edge pikshurs. We don't get much of that where I live in SoCal. Akshully, my Mom be in Penncilvania now visiting my human Brudder. Butt she sez the leafs are just starting to change down near Philly so she's not seeing all the the bee-yoo-ti-full colors. Serves her right; she went away and left me during my Birfday. I be 14 years old yesterday. I am staying wif my best furiend Chloe da MaltiPoo. Her Mom put a Birfday hat on me fur when Mom FaceTimed me. I wouldn't look at her; making her feel guilty fur leeving me BOL.
    We are looking forward to more Fall Fo-lee-edge and seenik pikshurs. And you be AMAZING to hike 10 miles! Wugs, Lexi da Shih Tzu

  3. So, so beautiful. What a lovely place to hike!

  4. It's so beautiful those spots you visited! I can't believe the fall colors are already out there! The lady checked and Cobey Pond is three hours from us. I like the picture of you barking on the dock. Actually, we enjoyed seeing all these pictures. I bet you slept well that night!

  5. Wow....all the purrrrty fall colors are showing up. And..OMD...that was a lot of hiking for one day. BUTT you's lookin pretty good! :)

  6. Wowzers - that sure must have been a long day for you and Mom. What beautiful scenics you found - all those gorgeous colors. Our trees are still just about all green. Mom misses the Northeast in the fall.

    Those chunky rocks sure don't look very comfy for walking on. Glad you found other paths to follow.

    We are just amazed at how well you do on your hikes, Shawnee - you are one strong girl!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  7. Shawnee!! four hikes in one day?!? And all those seniks! You and your mom know how to live!! The mostest walkies I effur got was two in the same day :-(


    PeeeeeS: I'm glad you understands about the rain thing. Mom thinks I'm a weirdo...

  8. Shawnee, thank you for all these beautiful pictures! I know you must have had a great time on these hikes.

  9. OMGoodness, S. You and your mom are SO brave and strong! I bet you both had a good night's sleep after that long hiking day...

    Love and licks,

  10. Wow! You took a lot of great hikes. It looks like your color is late too tho.

  11. OMD Shawnee my pal...yoo shure do be libbin in a furry bootiful part of da werld...it do make us jellyuss

  12. Goodness,, no wonder you are seepin!!! You are tired! I would be too if I walked all that ways.. Your hike was magnificent!
    I love your forest.

  13. Wow! Four walks in one day! You are a lucky pup. ...and, the places you went were so beautiful!

    Monty and Harlow

  14. Wow, 4 wonderful hikes. You go to some beautiful places.