Friday, August 13, 2010

Great camp trip! Ready to go back :)

Oh, we miss camping already!!! It was a wonderful 2 weeks of high country....and just as we thought it would be nice to get home, and comfy....we're ready to go back! Splashing in Hume Lake.....
Mom and I, and Mrs Duckie. I was curious but never went too close.
Dad and I usually cheered mom on from the comfy back seat of the kayak while she paddled.
As you can see, we were ready to assist with paddling at any moment :)
Back in the waters. The lake is quite warm, and there are lots of boaters (non-motorized) and swimmers all day long. Mom liked to wear her life preserver while swimming :)
One of the neat mtn bike trails mom and dad explored.
An eve view from Inspiration Point above Hume Lake.
Mom doing an 'ahhhhhhhh!' at Inspiration Point.
Another ride....up to Buck's Rock Fire Lookout. Can you see it to the left there? Looked like a hobit house from the approach.
How neat is that!?
Buck's Rock is an active fire lookout and sits just above 8,500ft.
Big thunder heads and a view north towards Kings Canyon from some of the pillar formations on Buck's Rock.
Mom and dad spent quite a bit of time at the fire lookout, learning how they track and pinpoint fires. There is a little kitchen area, bed and lots of tracking devices and logs in the lookout.
Dad on his way up the many many stairs.....he had bike shoes on!
Beautiful blooms in the high country.
Back to our lake paddling...I mean relaxing :)
I was so relaxed, didn't even notice the many duckies floating behind us.
Another lovely late day at Hume.
I wasn't ready to leave this place. We had a wonderful time! I could never get tired of all my swimmings, and jogs around the lake with mom, exploring and campsite hang time.
If I couldn't get the ball away from dad, I just went for the ball WITH the thrower!
One of our favorite spots to paddle to and swim from.
Our last day! We played all day, then waited for the temps to cool before heading home, about 5 hours drive. Mom had some good snacks there....and we were allowing the boating stuff dry out before packing it all up.
Until next time Hume Lake!
Have a nice weekend pals :)


  1. WOW!!! What an amazing and beautiful and of course **FUN** adventure that you went on!! I am envious of all the relaxing you did, and I'll bet you did you share of paddling when you had time--I know hang-time can keep you very busy!! :-)

  2. Can we go with you? We will even help drive! :)

    AND paddle!!

  3. Oh wow! Another camping trip? We're so jealous!

  4. I'll go in with Jack's ofFUR!

    And Khousin Merdie too!

    Khyra and Khousin Merdie

  5. What a fabulous camping trip! Your pictures are wonderful and that lake is calling my name! I must try to talk the Duke into taking us there!!! I remember a picture of you and your Dad in the kayak last year. My how you've grown!

    Emma Rose

  6. You do so many cool things on your camping trips!!! I think our favorite would be the lying around in the canoe! xoxoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  7. We wouldn't be ready to leave either, Sierra Rose. Hume Lake is sure gorgeous! What a relaxing vacation!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Oooh! That looks like a FANTASTIC trip!!! And it looks like you had lots of relaxing 'down time' too! Heehee!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Mutant Puppy

  9. Beautiful pics.... I would have wanted to stay too. Good to get back to your own bed and comfy slippers though. Loved being able join you on the lake, even with the monsters.... ducks and things. :-) luv AMES X X X

  10. Wow, it looks like you had a great time. Those are great shots of the "paddlers" in the back! That is beautiful country.

  11. You must be a swimming champ by now! You surely live the life of luxury, my dear. ;)

  12. Those are such gorgeous pix!!! The ones of you in the kayak made our mom laugh out loud - I'm not sure why! You sure DO look like a pup who knows how to relax and enjoy life!
    Play bows,

  13. We may have to ask you for camping tips for when we take the boys with the next time!


  14. Oh, that looks like it was such fun! What a great vacation spot and you were together, which is what is important.

  15. Sierra Rose!
    You had a pawesome time there!
    Looking at the pictures I can say you and your dad made a great team!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  16. Hi Sierra. What a wonderful camping trip! Gorgeous pictures!

  17. I can see why you were hooked - I would pay a small fortune for that kind of peace. :)

  18. You sure do go on a lot of fun adventures! Looks like it was fun and relaxing.

    Wags N Kisses,

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  20. You have the life my friend! Love the shots of you and Dad relaxing in the kayak while Mom's doing all the work! -Abbs

  21. That is one happy dog! Boy, I'd never leave, it would be all lake, all the time!

  22. What a beautiful place! You and your dad sure know how to relax and let mom do all the work! :)

    Sam & June

  23. Oh what a lovely time you had. Everything is so beautiful. You got to play in the water which is one of the heeler's favorite things and hiking another fun time....

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  24. Sierra - it is so sweet to see you relaxing in your daddy's lap! Glad you had such a wonderful vacation - your mom's a hard worker! Maybe next time you can help her paddle!
    Big berner hugs from Scout

  25. WOW! Looks like so much fun!!! Is Sierra Rose daddys girl?????? Aweeeee Wish we were there!!!! Hugs Valerie


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