Sunday, June 01, 2008

Hiking with Heyoka...

Heyoka needed some one-on-one time today and we both needed some exercise. So we spent a couple hours exploring the Trans-Canada Trail. Not all of the dogs are allowed back there. It's rather infested with porcupines in some sections. Heyoka has enough brains(I don't think I've ever said that about him before!) to leave the porcupines alone. He learned his lesson the first time he met one!

"Where should we go, Ma?"

He was not a fan of this bridge across Wolf Creek. It took him several tries to get all the way across. He is also not a fan of moving water so swimming was out of the question! The bridge is actually very solid, much improved over the old log bridge that used to be there!

A slightly different view of the mountain we see out of the front window, Golden Horn.

The forest is getting quite colorful again. There were wildflowers starting to bloom everywhere.

We hiked up to a little lake.

Heyoka decided not to wait til we got to the easy bank access. He charged down the steep side and went for a dip. He likes ponds, not rivers! I will never understand why he shakes while he's still in the water. He's smart about porcupines, but other things.....

My Happy Malamute!

He must have been hot on the way home. He found a quiet spot in Wolf Creek to get a drink. Or he knew we were close to the truck and he wanted to make sure it smelled like wet dog!


Thor said...

We wanna come live with you! It's beewooteeful up there!


Khady Lynn said...

Wow, such beautiful views!! And Heyoka is such a handsome boy!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Well, Mals aren't ALWAYS as smart as some of US Sibes ;-)

He's soooo handsome - and looks so furry happy to have gotten some great khwality time with his mom!!!

Great khamera work khapturing the magnificent vistas -


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

What a great walk! I'm jealous of the swim. I love to swim.


Phred said...

Looks like it was a NICE Spring day for a hike!

No "wildlife" spotted & chased?