At long last I got to go into the snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you remember I missed ALL of last winter due to my shoulder injury, so it was fantastic to be back out there. Hu'mum decided to only take me with her so she only had to concentrate on one dog, nothing to do with the fact that Rita and I ran away last time were out together! It turns out that we will not be allowed off lead at the same time again, so Kyra got to stay home and keep Rita company.
Hu'mum also says as I am 8 now, she does not know how many big winter mountain days I will cope with (lots of short outings into the snow will be fine), so looks like this year, if I stay fit, I can join hu'mum lots. Uncle Pepe came with us and also Trish who is from Australia, funny thing is she had never been in the snow before!! I will warn you now, this post is very heavy on photos and we have decided to do it in two parts.
Well if you lot would get a move on I wouldn't have to take myself off
I know there is something in the forest, I checked out the fresh footprints in the snow of wild boar
No I don't want to play with snowballs
Now if you would untangle me from this lead we can get moving again
Come along now all keep together
BOL Uncle Pepe fell over in the snow, nothing to do with me pulling him
Follow me, I know the way, I've been here many times before
Ahhh the smell of wildlife
So we had lunch. I shared Uncle Pepe's, I wasn't interested in mine
Ooo what was that, boar, ibex, rabbit, birdies?
I was concentrating so hard I didn't see the snowball coming
Grrrr humans and snowballs
Because we were out of the forest I was allowed off lead. I reckon those Ibex must be around here somewhere
Off we go lets see if we can find that Golden Eagle
The wind turned the snow into pretty shapes, but it was difficult to walk in
Me and Mulhacen, the highest mountain in mainland Spain, it stands at 3482m. We have all been to the top of it at some point or other
What? Oh did you call me? What’s up?
Oh I see I got too far ahead of you
Have no fear I am on my way
Yes still on my way
So I was quite a way from you, you don’t need to worry though hu’mum
How was that for a recall? Wait I see something
We will continue with the post tomorrow. Hope you have enjoyed my snowshoe adventure so far. Apparently I am very well behaved these days on my own when off lead!
K'h'yra: SIGH! Oh the dreams I'll have - Woo Me Alone on the trail - Hugz&Khysses, The One With The 'h' PeeEssWoo: I'm 10+ - and we so DON'T SHOW our ages...just sayin'
KB: I'm enjoying your adventure, and I can't wait to see more of it! I'm glad you were so well behaved!
Caleb & Strider: Georgeous photos Khumbu! Looks like you had s fantastic time in the snow :) Arooooooos!