Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hike In Herndon

Today is a rainy, overcast day so I'll show you some pictures from our hike on Sunday in the park near our house.  My human friend, Alicia, took these pictures. I went on this hike with my hu-mom, Mack and our neighborhood evening walking group.  To "bigify" any of these pictures, just click on 'em.


There are several of these crossovers in the park.  Mack had to be dragged across.

The only 2 legger to cross by walking in the water was the little 2 legger! She was across first. She likes to be at the head of the pack.

On this  hike we decided to take one of the unpaved trails. It was a gorgeous day.



My hu-mom with me and Mack.

My lady friends.  Mack and Corey (human) are the only MALE members of our group.

Corey and Mandy

Time for a breather.  Corey said this area is where the foxes have their dens.  He showed us some humps that were dens.  Corey saw a fox up ahead, but no one else caught a glimpse.


Up the long hill. 


Back down the hill along the stream bank.
As we were crossing, Corey stepped on a concrete block that was used as a stepping stone. Then Beverly, the little 2 legger stepped on the concrete.  A HUGE snake was next to the block and looked up at her!
It turned out to be non poisonous but it scared the you know what out of hu-mom.  If you look carefully at the next picture, you can see it in on the left.  You might need to "bigify" the picture to see it.





We're back on the trail and heading home.

Beverly was getting tired and was happy to be heading home!





Not sure what was going on here but you can see the 5 of us doggies. On this leg of the hike, there were quite a few people, dogs and bikes along the way, so maybe we were recovering from being passed. Oh yeah, there is a strange dog at the front of the group.



Out of the park, back into our neighborhood and on the last block home!  Whew we were all tired.

10 comments:

road-dog-tales said...

Oh, this reminds us of hikes we used to take in the forest when we lived close to Quantico! Bee-yoo-ti-ful!
The Road Dogs

The Mama Monster said...

Wow what a beautiful area!!!

~The Mama Monster

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh - that looks like a great outing!! What a beautiful forest to hike through. And Hsin-Yi was really pleased to see Mack with the group coz you know she's thinking she might get a Pug one day but she always worried about their ability to go on walks - since my humans really like walking!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Kristin G. said...

Very nice scenery! Looks like the day was enjoyed by all. :)

jen said...

That looks like a great hike:)

houndstooth said...

That looks like a lovely hike! I'm hoping we get to go out and do a little of that this weekend. I'm not sure I'd be too excited to see a big snake, though!

Bunny

Nova said...

wow this looks very fun! IM in Williamsburg so if you know of any fun events or ever go to any let me know!!! we are always looking for puppy stuff!

Aksharaa said...

Hi Minne and Mack,
We found u on the BlogHop and aren't we glad we came over!
What a lovely hike...we would have loved it for sure, to explore those woods..
Ur little biped is very beautiful:)

wags, buddy n ginger

Hound Girl said...

Man that is sooo cool. I wish we had forest areas around here to walk in. Thats also awesome you have a group like that. No one ever asks to walk with us... hmmmm wonder why?! Maybe its cause Fred is crazy!!!

Minnie Moo said...

Hehe we love that Mack had to be dragged across!

Muah,

Minnie Moo and Lincoln too