It does get cold and wet here in Washington, but it won't deter some hardcore hikers and backpackers like my crazy parents and their friends. Someone once said that if you live in Washington, then you learn to accept the rain as part of life, and that includes hiking and backpacking in the rain too. If we don't, then we never ever get to go out. The nice thing about hiking in Washington? There's always somewhere remote to go to, where the chances of meeting another dog friend, or even another human, can be nil.
Daddy sets up the firewood into a nice fireplace, and I supervise to make sure he's doing it right.
Smelling different scents as I go about my day, the sun peaks out occasionally.
Mum calls this posture my "Lazy" sit. I just plonk my butt down on the ground and my legs are going anyway they like, all over the place. I'm not as goofy as I look, I'm just tired, and itching for a treat.
Mum and me, posing on a bridge. Take note that this is my 'Large' palisades backpack, it is one size too big for me. Mum will need to exchange it for me.
Crossing over a fast running stream. I always hike and backpack offleash. My parents don't expect me to behave any other way, and I know the drill. Walk nicely after the pack leader, and do as I'm told. Am I a dog?
Taking a moment to enjoy the greenery and beauty of nature. The wonder of Evergreen trees, they actually stay green.
Hanging around camp. I am also allowed offleash around camp, I've never wandered too far off, that I don't hear or see my parents. I think it is in my instinct to stay close to my pack leaders, and my parents keep a close eye on me anyway. Hard to get into any Airedale nonsense.
Chilling on a bridge
The Evergreen woods and Me
I think we don't hike enough, we should be doing this every single weekend. I just need to peel my parents away from their computers and all the chores at home. Thank goodness, I'm not adding to any of those chores by being naughty at home. Mum says, I should know better.
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