Monday, September 20, 2010

Pinecrest Part II

Well...yes, there is a Part II to the climbing part I... last weekend... The annual Pinecrest Climb-in with the American Alpine Club found us here, at the climbing area called Gianelli Edges, beautiful granite and great climbing.
About 40+ folks attend each year, and this event is one of our favorites. Mom's climbing partner below, scoping out the next route with her belayer...Royal of the event.
At the climb site, I was keeping busy with some long lasting treats.... And, having a nice time meeting new pals. The golden below is 6 year old Hailey, and her hoomans. We loved the backdrop in this photo. It's me, below (sort of sideways) next to one of the super cute toller retrievers, named Madeline. There were about 6 furpals with climbing peeps here at the crag. Mom seemed quite popular....(didn't have to do with treats or anything).... These were some well behaved and very friendly furries!
Short but challenging routes. I didn't let mom stray too far out of my sight....I was pretty vocal when I felt that she getting a bit too high or too far! And, off she went...
It was a really nice day at the crag, we were pooped as we headed back down the trail. Come on! Back at Pinecrest Lake....calm winds and lovely temps. A few folks out for an early eve paddle.
Our group gathered for a barbeque Saturday evening. It was great to catch up and visit with folks we only see at this event.
Calm back out on the lake.
Another nice weekend trip......I made one last visit to the lake Sunday morning...campfire smoke lingering as the sun was shining, and we found a spot to play ball that wasn't near the many folks fishing from the shore. I was a happy pup :)
Have a nice week friends!


  1. Beautiful mom does some scary stuff!!! Sure looks like you had fun with your friends!!! xoxoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  2. What beautiful pictures! Your mom is very brave, Sierra Rose! No way would our mom ever attempt this!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. What a beautiful weekend - gorgeous photos!! They were over too soon.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  4. What a cute group of furpals and what a beautiful place to climb. Looks like you had perfect weather!

  5. You sure did a good job keeping an eye on Mom. We love the picture of the 3 of you waiting on treats..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  6. Sierra Rose, we think we would like a nice long lasting treat and we would stay at the lake while the rest go climbing those scary rocks - your Mom is very brave AND very good.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  7. So THAT is what my kharabiner should be used fur ;-)

    Thanks fur sharing those pawesome pikhs!

    Woo met some furry nice furiends!


  8. Yes!
    Your mom is soooooo brave, Sierra Rose!
    Thanks for sharing this second part!
    Kisses and hugs

  9. What a good girl staying in place while Mom got a chance to go for a climb!

  10. Beautiful photos! Your Mom is so brave to climb mountains like that. My Duchess would faint dead away if you asked her to do that!!
    I'm glad you had a good time and kept your Mom safe.

    Emma Rose

  11. Oh Kristin! Fabulous photos of Gianelli Edges! And of you climbing - great move there! But we can relate to Sierra's dismay, if you got too high heheh! Thanks for the beautiful photographs of Pinecrest and the Sierras - we long to return!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Ava and Mom

  12. Sierra, good job fur keeping an eye out fur your mom when she climbed. Those photos are just great! Did you get some of the barbeque?

    Sam & June

    p/s: we still have the 5th wheel camper but we didn't go camping at all this year. Between daddy's truckie breaking down and lots of work and getting ready fur our little brofur, we just didn't make it. Hopefully our pawrents will take us somewhere next year.

  13. Hi Sierra Rose - thank you so much for coming to visit my blog! I'd heard so much about you from Sammie - it was lovely to meet you at last!

    And WoW! What an amazing adventure you had! HOw on earth did you get up so high on the mountain? Did they have to tie a rope around you and pull you up? That all looks like so much fun and my human says the views look amazing!

    Honey the Great Dane

  14. That was pawsitively fantastic!!!! I loved all your photos, just beautiful, including all the pups just sittin there behaving.
    Happy Friday to you

  15. That's IT! I've got to grab the car keys and come visit you! This is the COOLEST adventure! And look at all the friends you have there!!! You're the cutest of all, of course, but Mom has a thing for Duck-Tolling Retrievers. Go figure.
    We're so glad you had fun!
    Play bows,

  16. that's a new one for me 'cause everything's flat...enjoyed this immensely!

  17. Hello we thought we would drop by introduce ourselves and see what you get up to.

    Fabulous photos! Your mom is very brave with the climbing.

    Looking forward to reading all your blog.

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  18. Well, Mom couldn't do the climbing part, but the whole hike and trip look great!


  19. I will admire your mom from afar, Sierra! Wanna keep me company? :)


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