Thursday, August 31, 2006


Valley and I were heading back to barn today after visiting Rabbit and McHugh Lake when I looked to my left and saw this rack protruding from the bushes. Hmmm, I said to my self, I wonder if there is a bullwinkle to be seen.

So I walked around the bushes and Bullwinkle appeared, giving me this full frontal shot. My lucky day.

Valley, as you can see, is as interested in Bullwinkle as I am and was held back. No disturbing the Bullwinkles Valley.

That's a nice rack you have there Bullwinkle.

All good things come to an end, Bullwinkle goes off and we headed down the trail back to the rig.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hanging Valley

That's the name of the valley we hiked to, not what we did to our dog :)

On the way back we picked a bunch of blueberries. Saw some sheep up high, and while taking a break near where this picture was taken, heard some ducks coming into the lake sounding like a jet landing, that was cool.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I think I should have fallen over and died.

I can't believe it, I think I should have just fallen over and dropped dead when it happened. A buddy I went hiking with let Valley loose in a very busy parking lot, with 4 young women bearing down on her. I asked her to sit, probably in a frantic voice, she sat and let me walk up and get ahold of her. She definitely was uncomfortable, she had that look on her face. But I can't believe it, she did it! Oh my, and I am glad she did.

So I guess all our love, kindness and practice paid off.

Anyway, here's a picture of Valley earlier in the day (far away from moving cars and girls bearing down on her). She's our Girl!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Another Hike :)

We started out hiking like we wanted to scramble up Manitoba Mountain. The same place we ski, but when we got to the bridge crossing Mills Creek we saw the Bridge Closed Do not use signs. Looking at the spans we could see one was broken and while it might have supported an individual. There was no was I was going to cross the bridge with a dog tethered to me and risk falling in the water if it did go, so we decided to head to Summit Pass. (Click on the image, to enlarge)

Even though it was cloudy, it was great hiking weather, not too hot, not too cold. Even so the dogs need to roll in the snow to cool down. They love it!