Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Back from camping...Happy 4th!

Greetings! Happy post long weekend... Late last week, we hopped in the camper and headed towards the mountains. Horray! Mom works at the High Sierra Music Festival in the town of Quincy, CA each July 4th weekend.
Luckily, we camped off-site, next to a nice parkie and alongside a great swimming hole!
Quincy is the county seat of Plumas County, also the county of my birth home, the little town of Maybe. This trip we didn't have time to stop by Maybe, and Plumas Golden Retrievers, but definitely will be coming back to the area and hope to visit.
Spanish Creek was just a walk across our campground and had a fantastic swimming hole.
The above photo was actually a stop on the way home, at Donner Memorial State Park just outside of Truckee, CA. A favorite area for great trails and more swim time!
Of course, I had to find a stickie... and spend some quality snaggle time with stickie.
Below...back to our weekend in Quincy...mom and dad spent much time here...the High Sierra Music Festival, in its 20th year. They said that this event was crazier and more crowded than ever, yet a nice lineup of musicians.
Dad and friends are avid music recorders. You can barely see Dad there under his sun fortress of shades with recording gear and microphones.... Below is Darol Anger and The Republic of Strings on stage. Quite good!
Although I didn't go into the festival madness, I did have lots of big playtimes and shady spots to nap in our truck. Dad and I on our way back to camp...1am...late night...zzzzzz
Below is yesterday's swimming in Prosser Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest just outside of Truckee. Great spot!
Dad was off somewheres out there on his mountain bike.... He loves the Emigrant Trail out and back to Stampede Reservoir, about 22 miles of rolling terrain.
I was quite happy for more swim time of course :)
And, homeward bound we go.... A sweet start to our summer camping! Have a really nice week friends. Hope to visit around soon!


  1. Oh, it sounds like you had a fun weekend with lots of swim time. Good for you.

  2. Wow, did you have fun swimming in that big lake??

  3. Yay! Camping!!!
    We went camping too, but we are having computer problems so I don't know when we will be able to share :(
    Glad you had a fun time.

    Emma Rose

  4. Beautiful swimming holes wherever you went! It sure is pretty around where you were born, pal! And that festival looks like so much fun, but very busy! I also loved the pix of those cool trails - remember when you showed us those same paths? So gorgeous with the reservoir in the back - lucky you could swim in it! And your stick is a log! Furry cool!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo

  5. Oooh looks like your summer is going fantastically! That lake looks so cool and pristine to swim in...and tons of fun for kong fetching :)

  6. What a pawesome trip fur all!

    Thanks fur sharing it!

    PeeEssWoo: What was more fun: Your stikhk or your swim?

  7. Omigosh, that camping trip is SOOOOO cool! All the swimming and the walkies...super awesome! Wish I was there...can I move in with you? *grins* Happy Belated 4th of July!


  8. What a fine weekend you all had. Music, swimmies and yummy sticks to chew on. You gots an awesome Mom and Dad to take you places. Yay Sierra Rose - living the California life.

  9. Woof! Woof! How FUN!!! camping. You got to swim in a creek n reservoir. Great Place ... thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Guess What ... mom made another Frosty Paws. Check my post for today, Tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. What a beautiful and fun camping trip you had, Sierra Rose! Just seeing you in the water is making us feel cooler! Thank you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Another beautiful place for you and the family to visit and have fun. You sure love your water time, don't you, Sierra? Beautiful photos your Mom got.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  12. Woo - looks like an awesome weekend for humans and pups.

  13. Somedog had a grrreat weekend! We are just so so jealous that you went camping. We "heard" that we are not going camping this year. :(

    Sam & June

  14. You go to the coolest, most interesting, most beautiful places!!! Thanks for taking us with you. My favorite pic is the one of you with your KONG!!! Wooooooooo!

  15. Oh man! I'm going to run away from home and come live with you. This big city stuff is over-rated. You get to go swimming.....A LOT! I could handle that.

    It's a little better here today - but we still hit triple digits. Mom got a little worried that I wasn't eating for 2 days...(I never pass up a meal). She even slept on the couch last night to keep an eye on me. It's better - but I think swimming with you in the cool Sierra Mountains is just the ticket! -Abbey

  16. What a fun weekend - beautiful mountains.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  17. You are kickin' off your summer howl-a-days in a mighty fine manner☺

  18. All those activities seem to suit you and make you smile. I guess nothing beats a good swim for an active pup such as yourself.


  19. Sierra, that photo of you swimming should be in a magazine! You are so beautiful!! I am also envious of all the fun trips you get to go on, please tell my mommy I need a hiking trip too!!
    Berner bumps & hugs,

  20. A sweet start I'd say!!! If you needs me to catch your ball just say so and I'll oblige...:-)

  21. Beautiful pics. Wish we could have heard the music :-)
    x x x

  22. Hey SR,
    Sounds like a GReat weekend trip. Does they still have the camel races in Truckee? Inquiring mom's want to know. Are there any other towns around there with names like, "Perhaps" or "Possibly" or "It Could Happen" or is there just "Maybe?" Our dad has to go out that way to a town called "Herlong." He went there in January and now he's gotta go back again.
    - TBH&K

  23. What a beautiful place !!!
    And a lucky doggie !!!

  24. Is it sad to wanna trade lives with a dog? LOL

  25. Hi Sierra
    My golden Neeli says she likes chewing sticks too (along with deer antlers). Looks like you had a great time!

    Nadine Apples & Neeli

  26. Looks like you had a great time on your trip!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  27. Oh what fun and how beautiful everything is. We could go for a little of that swimming right about now. It is HOT here..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  28. How utterly stunning. Was it hard to come home? :)


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