Friday, August 27, 2010

Trekking Up To Acra Point - Part 6

This is, except for tomorrow's videos, the final post from the Acra Point hike. I'd been to the Catskills scenic overlook with four of my dogs. We'd hiked back down the mountain and were almost to the trail head. The dogs had been too exuberant and not very well behaved at the start of the hike, but by the time we were nearing the end, Seamus and Fergus were walking calmly at my heels while Daphne and Clover walked politely just ahead of me. It had been a good experience:

The two Papillon puppies, Daphne and Clover, were a pure joy by this point in the hike. They stayed near me and, when I called, came running enthusiastically:

And I, by that time, had four very happy and very well behaved dogs on my hands. Just look at those smiles!:

Seamus loves being in the woods. He's a natural:

Daphne is a high energy pup, and running is her specialty:

I'm tempted to say that this photo is of Daphne showing "the ropes" to the younger Clover, but I think they both seem quite at home in the woods. If anything, Clover is the real "natural born hiker:"

But by this point we were all feeling happy and contented:

The forest was lovely:

When we reached the place where the trail crosses a tributary to the Batavia Kill, the dogs all stopped for a drink. Then we climbed that small hill to the trail register:

We signed out at the trail register, crossed the bridge over the Batavia Kill and arrived at the car. It was about an hour and half drive home. Winky and Wally were waiting for us, so I didn't want to linger:

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