Friday, October 28, 2016

Santa Clara River Access - Part 2

The dogs and I were exploring the shoreline of the St. Regis River in Santa Clara, New York, an Adirondack site only 18 miles from home. It's become one of my favorite places:

Blackberries lined one side of the trail with their brilliant red fall colors:

And every time we went down to the river's edge, the dogs reacted with joy as if they hadn't just seen it several minutes earlier:

Clover and Daphne went into the water but I doubted Jack would do so. I've seen him fall into the water but not go in voluntarily:

But in he went. He seemed to consider it great fun:

And he clearly felt proud of himself as he came back out:

For my part, I was happy to stand still and survey the Adirondack beauty:

But as always happens, it soon came time for us to return to our parked car:

We made one very brief side trip into a grove of White Pines:

And then continued on our way:

Jack bolted as soon as our car came into view, but the other dogs were mostly well behaved:

As for me, my damaged ankles were painful but otherwise I was as happy as the dogs:

1 comment:

  1. You'll have to bring the dogs by soon. I get a kick out of seeing them explore.