Thursday, October 11, 2012

Can't Give Up. Gotta Keep Hiking

I can hardly stand it.  It hasn't snowed yet and the mountains are still full of color, so I convinced My Vickie to take me back up AGAIN.  That is like 4 times in one week.  And the thing was,  it was so easy to convince her to go. 
 We invited Goose and his mom Michelle to come too.  While they were fishing, My Vickie and I decided to see what was at the top of the hill by the lake.
 
 We came to a beautiful meadow surrounded by aspens spun with gold.  They sparkled in the blue background of the sky and if you listen closely (after the wind blows the first 10 seconds, you can hear it rustling through the trees)  a beautiful heavenly sound.

 WE hiked around for a bit and of course I covered like ten miles and my Vickie went half a mile.  She said it was tough cause it was along a steep mountainside and she was trying to keep from falling off the steep and underbrushed hillside.  (yeah yeah yeah).
 WE finally made our way back to the lake where
it was time to.....
You Guessed it.....
SWIM and SWIM AND SWIM
 My Vickie threw sticks for me for about half an hour.  If you look in the picture above and to the right, you can just barely see my buddy Goose and his human fishing.  They were not even mad that I was making so much noise that it might scare the fish away.  In fact, they just stopped their fishing and came over and Michelle started throwing my stick for me more.  Goose rooted me on.  Can you hear his voice echoing through the woods.

 
 It was a GREAT TIME.......
 
 I can never get enough of my time up in the mountains. 
So I am pretty tired now, but I thought I would leave you with this cool picture of me and Michelle watching the sunset.  Sometimes My Vickie gets jealous cause I like Goose and Michelle so much, but she shouldn't worry.  I know that she is my Best friend and I am hers.  It is good to have friends, but Family is always the part that brings you home at night and lets you sleep with sweet dreams.

Love
Bert

44 comments:

The Army of Four said...

Such beauty, Bert!!! Thanks for taking us hiking with you!
Play bows,
Zim

Christian Kundel said...

Great Blog with awesome pictures. I Love the Golden! my aunt has one thats 7 years old. I take her hiking with me 'n my pup all the time.

Helen P. said...

Enjoy the beautiful colors while you can! Denver already got some snow and I'm sure there will be much more to be had!

Sankissjuice said...

I watched that video with you jumping into the lake twice. And every time you made that huge splash, I laughed. It's just so much FUN! Why didn't Goose join in to swim and fetch Stick? I thought that us his thing.

Talk soon.

Sankissjuice

GOOSE said...

This is my thought. Miss Vickie should not be jealous at all. You love her the best. But you know what my MOM says? Sometimes our friends are our family. For me and my MOM that is very true.
Blessings,
Goose

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow, the hike was well worth it!
Benny & Lily

Charlotte said...

Oh my sweet darling - I enjoy so much that you are with your whole family! I'm a little bit ashamed of saying I enjoy my little family and my friends too and you remember my birthdayparty... I don't know how to say and tell it to you...but maybe I need a little bit more time... maybe I should stay a little closer to my friends here... and maybe we should wait with our marriage a little bit...It's not easy for me - and it's just a thougt - but maybe I should take some experiences and maybe... Oh Darling I don't know - be sure I love you but please let's wait a little bit!Kisses your Charlotte

finnhoward said...

Such a wonderful post! I am glad you were able to go up so many times this week, and thank you for sharing!

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

What a wonderful hike and love that photo of the aspens....so pretty

RYKER said...

Family, friends and the mountains/lake, another perfect day! Fall is my favorite time of year, it has magical qualities.

stellaroselong said...

I think that was a very heartfelt post bert..and the pictures were great also....i agree that sometimes friends can be the best family we have!
Stellie Rose

georgia little pea said...

Dear Bert, I'm almost certain Your Vickie is the strongest woman I know. She's forever climbing and trekking, and tossing sticks for half an hour? Mate! She must have biceps of steel. Beautiful day and what a view from up there! X

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, Thank you for sharing this with us-of course we are used to hearing the Aspens but I loved seeing you swimming for the stick and hearing Michelle. What wonderful friends you have; I'm sure because you and Miss Vickie are just as special. Hope you had a good day today!
Woofs, Noreen & Hunter

dougall.dog said...

Would love to go there with you...

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

Bert, my friend, your swimming capabilities will never cease to amaze me! :-D You looked like you had an amazing time with Vickie, Goose, and his Mom! Enjoy the hiking before the snow comes!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

I always love the pics of you swimming, Bert!

Woofs,
Tommy

scotsmad said...

Fantastic that you've been able to go so often. That is a marvelous place to explore. We'd love it. Hope it doesn't snow for a little while yet, so you can go some more.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Tanks Two Cents said...

Bert I need a lake like that to swim in. Is it as clean and clear as it looks in the pictures? The only thing I have is a nasty old pond in a dog park. It's totally gross.

You did take the mugwort with you on your hike and then buried it somewhere, right?? RIGHT??!!!

Murphy said...

Beautiful pictures Bert! It is nice that Goose and his mom don't get bothered by the fishes getting scared off. I think Goose's mom knows that sometimes a guy just HAS to swim!

Your Water Loving Buddies,

Stanley & Murphy

Casey said...

That looks like such a fun time!!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BERT... THAT was a PERFECT trip. The colors were JUST RIGHT. The Company was SUPER and the SWIMMING was OBVIOUSLY FANGtastic.
Isn't a Fall Day a Gift to TREASURE?
Your Vickie should KNOW that she comes FURst in Your Book.
Silly Peeps. They are SOOOOO needy.

Sagira said...

Sounds like it was a great time. It is so beautiful there!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Yeah, what is up with this 'no snow yet' thing? Mom says it's a sign that we're going to have a heavy snow year (and she says this with dread, as she's not looking forward to driving Parley's in the snow). Who knows. We want snow zoomies! However, in the meantime, we are going to chase all the deer that dare step foot on our property! And if Mom's ankle ever gets better (she can bike but she can't hike?!? what's up with THAT?!?) maybe we'll go hiking. Or maybe by then we'll be doing snow zoomies!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

The dance of the quaking leaves is beautiful to see and hear! You are surrounded by such incredible wonder and are blessed with good friends.

Val said...

All of your pictures/video are BEAUTIFUL, but that last shot of you and Goose's mom is just priceless. It brought a tear to my eyes. Yes, sometimes friends are family :)

Mason The Big Stinky Dog said...

Very Cool Bert!!

~Mason

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You must have an awesome camera because your photos and your videos are always so crystal clear and sharp and gorgeous. Lots of fun there for the pups and the humans. Thanks for sharing the beauty in your part of the world.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

NCmountainwoman said...

What a gorgeous trip. And you are so right...you need good friends AND good family. So glad you have both.

chicamom85 said...

Wow that was the most awesome adventure. It is so much fun to see you swimming and the colors and trees are so beautious. I could hear Goose telling you to keep going!


Loveys Sasha

Molly The Wally said...

A really beautiful time of year. Stunning views. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

What a great way to sped the day, Bert! Autumn is our favorite season!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Soounds like you had a pawsome time Bert.

Paw-S: Great Auntie Essex turns 9 on 13 October. BOL you confused her Barkday with her age. She has several years to go before she reaches 13.

Your Cyber-Paw Pal,

Sherman

KB said...

With every day, I expect to see a big layer of snow appear on the mountains... but it hasn't yet. So, we follow your motto - "don't give up, keep hiking". It sure looks like you had lots and lots of fun! I love that photo of you and Michelle!

easyweimaraner said...

Thanks for sharing this great day with me Bert... wish I would be such a great swimmer like you and I could sit on the front seat too - I'm always "banned" on the back seat, that's unfair ...

KT and Easton said...

Bert, you is a pawsome 'triever. I like to do that too. Big sticks, balls, anything that floats. You are so lucky to have a bestest friend to throw the stick and feed you groceries. Hoomans are the best....right?
Roooooooooooooooooos from yer pal Easton

dellartist said...

What a wonderful, beautiful day! Thanks for sharing it. I feel as if I have had a sort of mini-vacation. So refreshing! I love reading about your adventures.

garthriley said...

What a beautiful place! I understand why you can never get enough. That's like me and mom - we can never get enough of hiking and being outdoors.

your pal,
Garth

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Just stunning, and again reminds me so much of Alaska with all the bright colors--You can just feel fall in the air and winter coming! I would love it too!!

I had to grin at Bert liking Michelle and Goose--Our dogs do the same thing when company comes, or we visit family--I think it's because they know how much we love them! :-)

2browndawgs said...

Sure looks like a beautiful day. Gosh Bert with your water entry you could make a good hunt test doggie. Seriously. We bet you could swim all the way across that pond.

the brown dawgs

browndogcbr said...

Hi Bert,

Though we have more mountain shots to share, we have been here at the shore for a week. I keep wondering how the color is developing. We head back shortly and I'm sure we'll be greated with spectacular color. In the meantime I'm so glad you are sharing yours.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

The Cat From Hell said...

Dear Bert
Pawsome hike! Mommy and the hairy slobbery sisters would has loved to goes with yous (not me)
Kisses
Nellie

Dexter said...

Bert,
You are such a fine swimmer. Look at the wake you leave behind. Yes, I heard Goose. He was saying "Go, Bert, go!"

Kisses,
Dexter

Sam said...

How wonderful! We wish we could get into the mountains more often!

Sam

Roo said...

Hey Bert!
Luved the rustling Aspens. So pretty and relaxing :)
Yap, I'd have a hard time staying away from your mountains too! Glad you're enjoying them :)

Waggin at ya,
Roo