Saturday, June 21, 2008


After the picnic, Mom and Dad took us hiking.  It was our first hike with our new backpacks.  We were excited to hike.  Of course, Mom had to delay the start of hiking to take a picture.

We carried water bottles, poop bags, and our long leashes in our backpacks.  Dad carried the treats.  We were going to go hike down the trail for a while, then get off the trail to go to a creek that was running parallel to the trail.  At the creek, Mom and Dad were going to put us on our long leashes so we could go swimming.  It sounded like fun to us, so of course, we were ready to go!

Within the first half a mile of our hike, Mom stepped on a snake.  She freaked out.  She was like, "Oh! I think I stepped on a snake!"  Dad was like, "What?"  He was a little worried because there are rattlesnakes where we were hiking.  Mom said, "I stepped on something and I saw in wiggle!"  (She was jumping around at this point like that would help her go back in time and eliminate the snake encounter.)  Dad went back and looked and saw the snake.  He said, "It's like the size of a pencil.  It's not going to hurt you."  Mom says, "Was it a rattlesnake?"  Dad said, "No, it was just black."  Mom said, "I don't know if I want to go any further."  Dad said, "Just keep your eyes open."  Dad is such a good voice of reason.  Unfortunately, after the snake encounter, Mom wouldn't get off the trail.  She said ridiculous things like, "What if the snake had climbed up my jeans?"  Dad responded, "That would have been interesting."  Then she said, "Yuck!  My shoes have touched a snake!"  Dad said, "I'm sure they will survive."  Needless to say, we didn't get to go swimming since Mom wouldn't get off the trail and walk us to the creek.  We heard the creek so it wasn't very far.  She's such a baby.

We did see a deer.  It was really exciting as you can see in this video.  I'm not sure why the deer ran away.

We also saw a baby deer, but it was dead.  It was right along the trail and kind of smelly.  Mom and Dad said something must have gotten it.  I thought maybe some prey driven huskies, but Mom said probably a coyote.    For some reason, Mom and Dad wouldn't let us go investigate the deer.

In total, we hiked about four miles.  It was fun.  I decided the backpacks aren't that bad.


Princess Eva and Brice said...

That sounded and looked like so much fun (except for the snake part). I think the deer should have came and played with you.

Princess Eva

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I khan jump as high as a deer!

I wish woo khould see me do THAT!!

Woo two had such a fun time!!!

Your mom is supremely silly about this snake thing - woo have to toughen her up!!!!

PeeEssWoo: No Steve is as handsome as WOOOOOO ;-)

Moco said...

There are wonderful places to hike in the Pacific Northwest. You should have many more great adventures. Did your mom throw away her shoes after stepping on a snake? Did you have to carry lots of poop in those backpacks?

Lacy said...

w00f's steve and kat, hmm not fair dat deer woodnt stay around and play wiff u...heehee mama says she not blame u mama, she says a snake, means no claudette...looked like a pawsome place to hike...

b safe,

Kapp pack said...

Looks like you all had a great weekend of fun!

Woo woo, KA

My Two Best Friends said...

WOO WOO - You guys looked awesome in your packs.

But you needed lessons from my mentor Samantha, She's waiting at the Rainbow Bridge for Mom and us. She killed snakes before Mom stepped on them. I'm still learning how to shake them dead.

Your Dad really had to hang on tight to your leashes when you wanted to talk to the deer. We could have so much fun running with them but My Mom won't let us chase them either.

Thor and Marco Polo

Teddy Westlife said...

Tell your mum she is lucky she's not in Australia - 9 of the 10 deadliest snakes in the world live here!

Your hike looked like such fun. I hope Wilbur was enjoying himself at home alone while you were all out having fun...

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

One of the pack said...

Y'all are looking tremendous in your packs. What's with Mom and snakes? Maybe she got too citified in Fort Worth.

4 miles sounds a bit much. I hope it's cooler there than here. We're only going 1-2 miles in this heat.

Happy Trails and Tails.


Tucker said...

What a great place to hike! Unless you have to stay on the trail....

You two need to be quieter to sneak up on deer!

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, what a blast! Cool back-packs!
Play bows,

Jack & Moo said...

Woo two look fabulous in your backpacks. Too bad woo didn't get some off road fun, too. I don't know about swimming, but chasing that deer would have been a blast! Maybe next hike your mom can wear hip waders so she won't have to worry about snacks slithering up her jeans.

Wooos & a-roos,
Star & Jack.

Simcha said...

My HuMom is not a fan of the snake.

Looks like a very good hike!


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The Daily Echo said...

Your backpacks are very cool but we think next time you should carry the treats and Dad should carry the poo.