Sunday, November 14, 2010

Beginning A Journey Up To The Farm

If you've been a regular reader of this blog, you may have noticed that it's been quite some time since the dogs and I headed up to the farm. Indeed, it had been nearly two months. So on a Sunday morning I loaded up the car and pointed it northward. The first hour and half was on limited access highway where there were some nice views once we got to the Adirondacks - but few safe places to pull over and snap pictures. I did, however, manage to stop and get this photo:

And shortly after getting on Route 73, I knew the perfect spot to let the dogs out to run. Our favorite little hidden campsite, just off the road but deep in the woods along the shore of the Ausable River. I was sure no one else would be there. Indeed, we had the whole forest to ourselves. I parked and let the dogs run wild:

Daphne and Clover, the two Papillon puppies, took off like two gunshots the moment I released them. We've all now become comfortable with this routine and they run briefly and then return to me. In this picture they're running full speed back for some attention:

We hiked a short way through the forest and then descended to the banks of the Ausable River:

A brief video of our walk through the Adirondack forest:

But we only took a short break for leg stretching and potty needs. Then it was back on Route 73 through the high peaks region of the Adirondacks:

High cliffs and deep gorges flank the roads, and whenever I got out of the car to snap a picture I'd see these anxious, concerned faces:

The mountains in this area are not distant scenery but close friends. Well, we were just getting started. I'll post more tomorrow:

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