Thursday, August 5, 2010

Daily adventures

More things to snaggle and explore on our camping trip :) An early eve walkie, and looking into Kings Canyon. It has been beautifully clear this week.
Crossing the trail behind Hume Lake Dam...."constructed in 1908 for the Hume-Bennett Lumber Company and was the world’s first reinforced concrete, multiple arch dam. The impounded water served as a log-holding pond and as the water supply for an extension of the flume..."
Below is our view to Buck's Rock Lookout and our destination for the Wednesday.
Everyday is a full day with my hoomans! Back at camp...I am semi-sleepy eyes... So much to see, hear and do...and on occasion, I need to let out some barks... That's my job, right? Campsite safety. Wednesday, on our drive towards Buck Rock Campground and dad's big ride drop site.
While mom got out to take some photos, she had this campsite watch dog run out to greet her...or let her know that she was in their campsite!
Well...a nice campsite indeed! If you can see on the right side is their house on wheels, and an amazing view looking East.
At Buck's Rock Campground, we took a little walk. Lots of big granite boulders, stickies and good smells.
Dad headed off towards Buck's Rock Fire lookout and then a 2.5hour up/down ride on fireroads back to our campsite at Hume Lake. Mom and I followed a bit on foot, but the road soon turned a big uphill, and we decided we were up for heading back to camp and taking another swim :)
On the drive back we pass Big Meadow. Looking again into Kings Canyon.
And, will leave you with a few friendly new pal pix :)
Well...just kidding about the new pal part, I didn't get close. This is a tagged bear that lumbered through Dorst Campground while we were doing some chores there. All the local bears are tagged and kept tabs on, as there are so many visitors to these parks.
Pretty cute little furrie! Happy almost Friday :)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. You are SO lucky to be able to go to a place like that! Invite us along next time. :)

    Sam and MargeDog

  2. OH MY! I hope the bear was just passing through on his way home and didn't try to see if he could find any food!

  3. Stickies galore! What else could you ask for besides stickies and hikes. :)

  4. I want to go with you! I've only been camping once in my whole life! You go all the time!! You're pretty close to me...maybe we can all visit some time!!

    Trixie, Minnie and Barbara

  5. Wow! I've never seen a bear before! (And I kind of hope to never see one... Although Mom and Dad saw one when they were mtn. biking in central Idaho - luckily the bear was as startled as they were, and everyone went their separate directions!) Looks like an awesome camping trip!!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

  6. Wow! You really got to see a Bear!!! That looks like a beautiful camping place too :)

    Emma Rose

  7. Thanks for sharing your wonderful time, have fun!

  8. What a beautiful campsite!!! Looks like you are having SUCH a great time with all your walks and visiting friends! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  9. Sierra - What an awesome fun time! Sticks, a lake, hikes, sunshine. It looks like a blast! I'm glad that your dad was able to do a great mtn bike ride! Maybe his back is feeling better? My fingers are crossed...

    Keep having fun!

  10. Sierra, I'm glad that you are on guard and getting lots of new sticks to add to your collection! I'm impressed with the startling beauty surrounding you. Have fun!

  11. Ohohoh!!! Just wish we were there to play with you!!! That looks just soooo cool - and beautiful, of course! The sticks, the waters to swim in, the views, the mountains and the WEATHER!!! Hope it holds up hehehee! Love your new (cough!) pals ahem. A bit intimidating? Well... at least one of your new anipals? Keep having a great time! Miss you lots though!
    Big Hugs xoxoxoxo
    Sammie and the crew here

  12. Such a nice place to spend with your mom and dad! Sierra that sticky is quite big, want to share?

    Sam & June

  13. WOWZA! A bear! Momma is thinking that she would have p**d her panties!

    Sierra, you sure do love those stickies of yours, don't you? Seems like when you spot one on the ground the next thing you know - it's right there in your jaws!☺

  14. Oh, oh REAL BEARS.
    Don't think I would have got close either.
    Great stuff, lovely, beautiful walkies.

  15. I bet the bear would have been a GReat zoomie pal!

    Thanks fur sharing the pawesome pikhs!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  16. Hey Sierra,
    You brought back lots of memories of the Sierras to my mom! She said that is really beautiful country up there, backpacking some 30+ years ago! (I guess that was long before my hooman brothers and I!)
    Licks and sniffs from Nova Scotia!

  17. Looks like you are having a pawsome time!! The scenery is beeyootiful!

    Happy Weekend!
    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  18. Wow! I hope you know I'm living vicariously through you!

  19. Hi Sierra!
    What a fun camping trip! That place is gorgeous! Pawsome pictures!


  20. You have amazing pics here! And the background puppy pic with the rose is priceless! Check out my blog if you get a chance

  21. What a beautiful adventure you're having, Sierra Rose! We love that Bulldog's smile!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  22. Talk about an underbite on that campground dog! Good thing we don't know what kind of bite the bear has!

  23. Wow!! What a great adventure.


  24. Camping, hiking and bears - sounds like our type of adventure.

  25. Hello Sierra! I'm catching up on your blog and after getting back from vacation, you make me want to have a real adventure!! I hope you're doing well, it looks like you are and your week is going great too!!! :-)


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