Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Hike

As I told you yesterday, mom and dad took off on a hike without me and Stanley yesterday.  It was SUPPOSED to be a 16 mile hike (see yesterday's post).
The trail is rated difficult, it has some tough parts but mom says the length is the hardest part.
Mom said it didn't take too long before they knew the odds of getting wet were pretty good.
But mom and dad weren't too worried, they had rain gear with them.
Their big concern was lightening.  Mom called that a deal breaker.
Luckily there never was lightning but there was rain and wind.  Not everyone in the group was prepared for it to be cold and wet.
There were lots of wildflowers in bloom.
There is a great view from that high!
Sometimes the trail is "clean", other times there is a lot of plants along the sides.  Mom says the worst parts have lots of rocks.
The destination!  Unfortunately, they had to turn back 2 miles before getting to the peak.  The wind and rain got too bad to continue (and they didn't know if it was going to get even worse).  But mom said it was 11.5 miles and they got dirty and muddy and had fun anyway.  It would have been pawfect for me and Stanley!!

Mom at end of hike. I missed her a lot and she missed us like crazy too.
Anyway, we hope mom and dad learned their lesson and take us next time!

Murphy & Stanley


Mollie said...

Wow some hike and they got dirty and muddy, you guys should of been so there..BOL Beautiful scenery xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Wow, what a hike!

Anonymous said...

That's what happens...leave the dogs at home, get rained on! BOL! What a beautiful hike!!

Ranger said...

Maybe next time you guys can go.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We think your people were punished for not taking you by the bad weather. Hope you get to go next time. Lee and Phod

Molly The Wally said...

What a pity your peeps didn't get to the top. Stunning views and we loved the wild flowers. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Idaho PugRanch said...

Wow great views!! We got left at home yesterday too while Mom & Dad went to watch the Grandson play baseball. They got the wind and rain also Bwaa haaa.
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


Now why is is that peeps think it is OK fur THEM to get dirty and muddy... and NOT fur US to??????????????

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

At least you guys got some rain! We had lots of clouds but no rain. However, the no rain meant we got in our full allotment of walkies and frisbee time!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Duncan said...

I'll bet they never leave without you again!!!

Stewey said...

Gorgeous scenery - wow!
Hope you guys get to go next time...

harrispen said...

They should learn to never leave you two at home again. You would have had a great time rain or not.

Millie & Walter

P.S. Thanks for the compliments on our garden, but our dad wants us to let you know that he does most of the work not mom. ;-)

Madi and Mom said...

Murphy and Stanley the vistas were amazing and so worth the hike but absolutely nothing is as much fun unless you two are with them.
Yep I think they learned their lesson
Hugs Madi your BFFF

scotsmad said...

Oh yeah, dirt, water, mud.....that was a fantastic walk. We think you should have been allowed to go. Maybe next time.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Ruby said...

OMD! They didn't take you guys???? Oh, the horrors!!!!
It sure looks like it was mighty beautifuls! And, your moms looks like mine when she wakes up in the mornin'!!! (okays, maybe your Moms looks WAY better, and maybe Ma isn't wet, butts you get the point...hehehe)
Hopes you get to go next time!!
Ruby ♥

stellaroselong said...

Think of all the fun you goes could have had IF your parents would have taken you....the rain and the mud, and running up and down the trails......
stella rose

Wyatt said...

Murphy and Stanley-
You 2 could have pushed them to the peak! Next time...
Love the wildflowers.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Kathy said...

Gnarly Peeps! Even 11.5 miles up hill is fantastic!
Good thing they let you two Doodles have the day off!
I don't like hiking when there is lightning, too!
Kathy and Molly