Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our Hike With Shawnee!

Today Roger & I went to southern Vermont to hike with @ShawneeShep and her mom Daniela. It was the perfect autumn day for a hike!

We met up at the Winhall Brook Campground in South Londonderry, VT, then all piled into my car and drove to the Jamaica State Park. We hiked the 12+ miles back up to the campground, with trail detours for an overlook and a waterfall! Along the way, our four-legged amigos found plenty of mud to play in, and water to splash around in.

Here are our beautiful happy pups at an overlook, enjoying the view and a quick cookie.

For most of the hike, the trail ran along next to a river, and there were several spots where they got to jump in! (Which also meant plenty of clean running water - real athletes know the importance of staying hydrated!) There was even a waterfall with great wading pools at the bottom. Here's Roger, doing his classic "fuzzy log" impression.
If snapping a photo of one moving dog is tough, imagine trying to get two! Let's just call this one an action shot.
Closer to the end of the hike was another smaller waterfall and pool, and the pups got another well-earned swim!
Shawnee & Daniela are very impressive hikers, Shawnee kept up her steady pace the whole day. Roger, on the other hand, was completely worn out before 10 miles, and spent the last 2 only a few feet in front of me.
Both dogs were more than willing to sack out in Daniela's back seat on the way back to my car!
Check out more great pictures from our day in Shawnee's blog, too! Shawnee & Daniela, thank you so much for making the trip up to Vermont, we had a wonderful day with you!


LouPeb said...

BOL love the 'fuzzy log' impression! oooh What fun you guys had! Grrrrreat hike! I'm gonna dream of hiking with you guys tonight! Yesh! *woof woof*

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Your pictures turned out great! We are uploading the 380 pictures we took (most are really bad and blurry) and will get them up tomorrow because we are exhausted and are going to bed now. Great meeting and hiking with both of you. We really enjoyed it and Vermont is spectacular! (I deleted this comment and redid it because I didn't realize the boy was logged on and we posted under his name and you wouldn't recognize us!)

Sid said...

So cool! It looks like you all had a great time.

I also love the Fuzzy Log!

Stacey said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!!! I checked out Hamilton Falls recently too but, sadly, didn't have the pups along. Such a great area of Vermont.

SylvieDog said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! What a fun adventure.