we went on a great hike this weekend along a river that led up to a waterfall.* the dogs had a blast and couldn't stay out of the water!* bear wore his big ruffwear pack and jackson wore bear's tiny old ruffwear pack.* they were trying to fish for crawfish in the river - it was hilarious!!* they would dig and dig, and then stick their WHOLE head underwater to try and grab them!* It was so amazing to watch how that instinct just kicked in!!
off they go!!
me and the boys
have you ever seen a tongue that long?? :P
swimming through the river
bear's munching on a reed
Can I come live with you? I bet Ender would've loved a trip like that!
Wow!! What great pics...it looks like they had an amazing time! I love the backpacks...what so they carry in there??
Love the pictures and what a tongue! Where were you at? It looks like a great place to play.
Well, Bear's pack has a bladder on either side, so he mainly just carries water for the two of them. I can also throw in the leashes and such. I have to be careful not to put anything that can't get wet in there because he goes right in the water with the pack! His pack is pretty big, but I don't put too much in there because he's not quite ready for that. I'm trying to slowly increase his load - and the water is actually pretty darn heavy! Jackson usually doesn't wear one, but I just decided to throw on Bear's old pack - i put treats and bags in there (really not much). On these short hikes they really don't need to have the packs, but I want to get them used to them and soon be able to carry their own appropriate weight load for when we go on longer hikes. Makes life a lot easier when they can carry their own stuff!!Originally Posted by Fergus6644
What a wonderful, beautiful place to hike and swim!!! ;D
Sally, I'll be happy to come and stay with you a couple of weeks! :P
That looks like SO much fun! I'll bet that river felt great!
And yes, that is quite a tongue! :P
Connie and "The Boys":
Angus, Yellow Lab, CGC, RE, CD
Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD
Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever
Great pics! Where is that? We've been looking for a place like that to go hike with the dogs.
Brenda, Sam & Bodie
oh, then you MUST get this book: Afoot and Afield in San Diego County by Jerry Schad. I'm not sure where you live in Southern Cal. but I just looked and he also has:Originally Posted by bibber
Afoot and Afield in Los Angeles County
Afoot and Afield in Orange County
101 Hikes in Southern California
Trail Runner's Guide: San Diego
Top Trails: Los Angeles
This is by far the BEST book for hikes!! It's broken down into regions of the county. Each hike has a map and tells important things like distance, elevation gained, best times to go, difficulty, etc., whether you can bring dogs, if there are waterfalls...that sort of thing. My boyfriend and I swear by this book. We try to go on a hike every weekend with the dogs, and it has allowed us to explore so many different areas in San Diego that I would never have known about!!
That looks like a lot of fun!! I would love to take my dogs on a hike like that ;D
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)