MOM and I had a glorious hike on Saturday. Oh dog was it amazingly beautiful, and during the week I will show you more of this incredible hike and tell you more about it.
For over 13 years I have been hiking with my MOM. While I love our walks in my neighborhood, at the Fort, the Pond and our desert adventures. But by far my favorite is when we hike in our mountains. One thing I have always done, even as a young pup, is check on my MOM. Let's face it, I am faster and can cover more ground in the same amount of time as her. I have been blessed in that on our hikes and backpacking trips I am allowed off lead (I am on lead when it is necessary, like at the beginning of a trail head where we could encounter other peeps and pups.) Butt MOM and I are not ones to stay to the "trail". We prefer to make our own way, and to follow deer, elk, and moose trails. But even though I am off lead I am always checking on my MOM, turning back and running to her. Below you will find a series of photos of Saturday's hike (MOM took over 260 photos! But I will just show you a handful for now).
Even at the beginning of a hike I always turn and run back to check on MOM. And well, I am just so darn happy to be with her out here I just have to run up to her so she can see my smilin' face.
"Come on MOM the adventure is just beginning."
"Just leap over this little creek."
"MOM you won't believe what's up ahead! I'm so excited to show you."
This is one of the animal trails that we followed.
For every hill and steep embankment MOM goes up or down I do it at least twice. Gotta make sure the way is safe for her.
"Hey there MOM. Are ya still with me? Hows the knee? Do you need a break? Love you, love you, LOVE YOU."
Sometimes I just turn and wait for MOM to catch up to me. This would go a lot faster if she didn't take so many pictures. Butt going fast is not what we are here for. It's not a race, it is time spent together to reflect, renew, and take it all in.
"MOM there is some deer poop up ahead, watch your step."
"Are ya still with me MOM?"
OK, sometimes I come back for a little snack in the shade of the Aspens.
And we do spend time sitting on a stick and just soak up the sun.
Even in an open meadow where I can see my MOM a long ways off I frequently come back to check on her. It's my job to make sure she is OK.
"Follow me MOM I think I see a good fishing hole."
"Come on down MOM the water is cool and refreshing."
MOM just loves this photo.
She sees in this photo her relationship with her Lord.
(If you know my MOM you will know and see why)
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