Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mmmmmmmm Part 2

On our journey to DL Bliss State Park last weekend, we did a bit of exploring in other areas as well. Below I am checking things out at the start of the Flume Trail, near Spooner Lake. While our campmates were out cycling the Flume Trail, a popular and senic trail, mom and I had a jog around Martlette Lake...then relaxed on the park deck...
Back at the campground we walked a few trails with views looking down on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay area. Throughout our weekend, as you can guess, I was most keen on my swims! Ready to go any distance, any time...just throw that ball!
Below at the little water-access-only cove we paddled to each day....
Loved playing on these granite boulders! And, a bit of running in the sand...
When motor boats weren't speeding by, the waters were pretty calm and nice for paddling. In my usual boat-riding position.... Quite an interesting band of rock cliffs. Can you see the daring fella on the boulder, photo right... Guess what he did! Youza!
We enjoyed camping and paddling with our friend Christina!
One of the days at our little beach...I met a new pal. You can see Maya waiting for me below...not much of a swimmer, but sure interested in playing each time I swam back to shore :) Maya came with her humans in the Mean Jean Tahoe motor boat! And, had a stylish life vest on!
Hi ya!
On our paddle back to the campground beach one afternoon, we passed these lucky furpals. A classic ride, and superb backdrop.
We were also amazed at the cliff climbers!
I was not at all hesitant to swim out pretty far....even gave mom a few gasps when I swam fast and quite a distance towards a lone mallard on TWO different occasions..... I didn't hear any of her recalls...(opps!) I did turn around at some point after swimming way out....couldn't tell mom why I did what I did...but I guess I finally made the right choice to come back to shore...according to mom :)
I'm out there...just a bit of brown fur in the waters...
Oh nice weekend.......hope we have more. It was great to visit this area off-season without all the typical crowds.
Hope you are having a nice week friends.


  1. Your adventures are always so amazing and inspiring!

  2. What great memories you brought back to me. We used to have a cabin near Emerald Bay. Wooo, one of my fave places in the off-season!

    Sierra Rose, you look gorgeous in that water. You were made to swim, I think. And the cliffs are amazing.

    I giggled at the vision of you way out in the water swimming with the Mallard. A long time ago, I had a dog who learned that, as long as she stayed in the water, I couldn't make her stop swimming to take her home. So, she'd go far out in a lake and swim in circles, ignoring every recall. It was then that I decided that I needed to learn a thing or two about dog training!!!!!

    I love your trips. Thanks for taking me along!

  3. What a wonderful post...You have so much fun!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  4. What a great trip! I love your typical riding position in the kayak! Fantastic pictures!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. You went to a beautiful place for sure. Still, my favorite picture is of you in the boat. You are a silly nut.

  6. What a beautiful day you had for your exciting adventure, Sierra Rose! Your pictures are just wonderful!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. We always smile seeing woo in your kayaking spot!

    What a furry nice pal woo met!

    She looks to be khwite the nice furiend!

    Thanks fur sharing these great pikhs!


  8. I don't know which photo or part of your adventure I loved more--What fun!!! :-)

  9. What a fun splashy place! You make friends wherever you go, don't you Sierra (well...maybe not with that duck!)? ;-)

  10. Wonderful post Sierra Rose. Your trips are so fun and so beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us!!
    Emma Rose

  11. What great photos! I just love your position in the boat. Hee hee hee! They don't ever make you paddle, do they?
    Thanks for taking us along with you!

  12. You got my ball there...I was wondering where it went....those pictures are the best...I need to be there next time...any chance?

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  14. What a great trip you had, Sierra. It sounds you all had so much fun. I love those beautiful pictures and I can see you're such a strong swimmer. You swim so well. Glad that you met some pals over there too!

  15. What a beautiful place to go. All the pictures are so wonderful. We know how much you enjoy your swimming...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  16. All these beautiful scenic photos would make nice cards Sierra! You certainly swam in some beautiful water and got some good rock climbing in! You're definitely an outdoors gal! And you still look pretty even with your fur wet!
    Berner Bumps,

  17. You must be a strong swimmer, I can see how you could give Mom a few GASPS!!
    That is the funniest boat riding position I have ever seen, you must have been very relaxed!LOL
    Stunning pics of the lake!
    Pretty soon it will be SNOW time up there!
    Bet you can't wait!
    Raider and Kathy

  18. Your humans deserve the prize for best doggie parents on earth. Sierra Rose, your life is like a beautiful picture book.

  19. You look so beautiful in that first piccure. What a great time you had!!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  20. Mom is the worst bloggie pal on the planet!!! We've pawed and pawed her to comment on blogs this week, but she's been impossibly crazy bizzy, so she says heheh! And we are incredible jelly seeing those spectacular photos of you enjoying yourself in those lakes and beaches and boats and oh my! Bet that duck looked pretty yummalicious, eh? Ava might have gone after that too, naughty sis! Well... tomorrow, we are off for adventures where we've never been and hope we have as good a time as you had on the shores of Gitchy Goomey Tahoe hee hee! We'll miss playing with you, but will be back soon. And I think (shhhhh) that you are going to have adventures this weekend too! Sorries again that we've been such bad bloggie commenters!
    Big Hugs xoxoox
    Sammie and Ava

  21. And we are still catching up on blogs from our own camping trip, so sorry we are so late. But your trip looked like it was lots of fun.

  22. What wonderful trip! You look so beautiful in the water! Gorgeous pics!

  23. What fantastic pictures! Oh, it looks like such a wonderful adventure. I love the top picture of you, you look so regal!!

  24. At first I thoughted that was the Lock Ness Monster than realized it was you out swimming!! I'm so jealous of all the waters!! Wow!

  25. Nice to meet you too. You are one adventurous pup. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your travels.


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