Friday, August 28

Hiking

We finally fulfilled one of my dreams of dog ownership: Thursday afternoon we hiked Battle Creek Falls. It's a simple hike, just a mile, up to the top of the waterfall. The first half was a grueling uphill battle, not fun for me. We met the stream halfway up the hill, and Chess had fun walking through the water (she won't swim yet) and getting a drink. Chess had a BALL. There was nobody else out, so we let her run around off leash, and she was one happy puppy.

The end of the hike was definitely worth it. The waterfall (and the stream for that matter) were beautiful, and we found an offshoot path to the bottom of the waterfall that was all secluded and hidden. We spent some time there, took some pictures, and headed back on a nice downhill stroll.

I hope to continue this new hiking hobby.


We finally fulfilled one of my dreams of dog ownership: Thursday afternoon we hiked Battle Creek Falls. It's a simple hike, just a mile, up to the top of the waterfall. The first half was a grueling uphill battle, not fun for me. We met the stream halfway up the hill, and Chess had fun walking through the water (she won't swim yet) and getting a drink. Chess had a BALL. There was nobody else out, so we let her run around off leash, and she was one happy puppy.

The end of the hike was definitely worth it. The waterfall (and the stream for that matter) were beautiful, and we found an offshoot path to the bottom of the waterfall that was all secluded and hidden. We spent some time there, took some pictures, and headed back on a nice downhill stroll.

I hope to continue this new hiking hobby.

5 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I want a dog so badly I could cry.

heather said...

That is definitely good dream to have!! I'm so glad you guys can do things like this! The pictures are great! Yay for having a dog! :)

Cynthia said...

Dog dream come true! Yeah! It sounds like a great day and when I talked to Brit, he said it was good...that's great! Hope you continue to enjoy Chess! Cute pictures!!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! It is so much fun to hear --see..what you are doing and thinking and feeling!
Glad you finally have your Dog and that Chess is such a dream dog.
We are busy, happy, involved in a few things like genealogy, giving swim parties for Adrienne's Soph. class, ward party, labor day block party at our house, getting ready to go to china on the 19th of Sept.
We are excited about this learning adventure! Will stop in Maui onthe way back and be with Blythe and Paul for couple of days... Life is soooooooooo good... and we are so blessed and glad you had a good time in spite of mechanical problems at Powell... You have it right.. the best part is hanging out with family! I love you both...and all your menagerie! Take good care of YOU! XOXo Grandy

Erin said...

What a fun dog! And I love it when hikes include waterfalls. It makes it so much more fun.