The Sugar Hollow trail runs along the Moormans River -- and I was of course the first to get into the icy water! I thought the water felt pretty good, but for some reason the humans weren't quite as enthusiastic about the river crossings. The water was high, and pretty cold, and mom couldn't quite manage the crossings without getting her feet wet. She made these funny faces when she was walking through the water, and occasionally let out a moan or uttered one of those words she's not supposed to say.
But there was ice and snow on the trees, and a little snow coming down from time to time, and it was really beautiful. Mom thought it was wonderful, despite her cold, wet feet. She doesn't get the zoomies like I do, but she sure loves to get out into the woods, and she especially loves the mountains.
We had a great group along for the hike -- Juneau, Jewels, Bunny, Zen, Wyatt, Tango, Mario, Bailey, Megan, Peri, Sassy, Paisley, Bug, Bee, me, and of course our non-Dog Scout* guides Cisco and Marshall. We had the trail pretty much to ourselves and we all had so much fun. Zen, Wyatt, Tango, Mario, and I did some serious zoomies through the woods and up and down the trail!
|Yep, I OWN this trail|
|Zen -- in a rare still moment|
|Zen and Tango led the way through the icy waters|
|Does someone have treats?|
|What's that you're wearing Zen?|
|Despite the label, Bee never seems naughty|
|Mario and I checked out the trail up ahead|
|Come on you guys!|
|Cisco kept a lookout for bears|
|Wyatt was looking good in his orange polartec|
|Bug is such a cutie!|
|Tami and the Sheltie Crew tried to pose for a family photo|
|Taking a stick break|
|Siblings Wyatt and Zen take a break between zoomies|
|I just hate it when I get things stuck between my teeth|
|It was great fun to have Tango along|
|There were lots of waterfalls - this was the biggest one|
|When the trail started looking like this, we decided it was time to turn around|
|Josh and Cisco|
|Zen and me|
|The obligatory pose-in-a-scenic-location photo|