Sunday, March 27, 2011

Road Closures and Pawty Pals

More on my pawty hat later.... Busy days continue here at home...fewer posts and blog visits these days...

So, a big hello all and nice to see you again :) Every so often mom and I just hop in the specific destination in mind, but definitely up for some sort of walk. Sunday morning we happened upon this....

A few miles up the curvy Bolinas-Fairfax Road leading towards Mt. Tamalpais Watershed, our recent storms had prompted this road to be closed due to slides and damage.
The road closure was a surprise to us, but we were ready for something different! Off we went, meandering up the mud... Just quiet.

It was early enough in the day, very little foot, paw and bicycle traffic.
The sun peeked out every once in a while, providing a glimmer to the canopy of leaves above.
Looking towards Mt. Tamalpais State Park.
New waterfalls. Lush velvety moss.

This area is part of the Marin Municipal Water District, the first in California.

Created in April of 1912 and includes 21,000 acres of protected land.Sun, wind and rain teased us throughout our hike.
After quite a lot of uphill hiking, we turned back before the road made a steep descent towards Alpine Dam.
Treated with more views all the way down.

After this fantastic walk, we caught up with a birthday pup Guess who!?
AND a mud puddle!
A welcomed cool down dip! The birthday celebration had just begun!
So glad to be included!!! Happy Birthday Miss Avalon!
Adjustable ears! And, fantastic eyeballs!
We were outside an ice cream parlor to celebrate!
We'll let Miss Avalon tell you more about her day!
Have a great week pals!


  1. Road closures can be a really wonderful surprise huh :D That big mud puddle at the end looked really inviting! Great conclusion to a beautiful walk :)

    Waggin at ya,

  2. One, those hats are FABU!!!

    Two, that mudpuddle is divine!

    You have a fabulously divine weekend!!

  3. Oh you are sooooooo much quicker than I!!! But WISH we'd gone on that walkie with you - it looks absolutely beautiful and, as you write, peaceful! Can't believe it's all closed to so much traffic hee hee! Perfect for unmucky paw and foot traffic! And what fun we had with the doggehs yesterday pm! Thank you sooo much for coming! Sierra - we can always count on your Mom for fun pawticipant in the hat/costume wearing LOL!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie, Ava and Ozzie

  4. Love, love love your party hats. Looks like you had a fun time.

    Tucker and Daisy

  5. Happy birthday Avalon!! Where'd you get the cook hats?

  6. LOVE the mud puddle - and the great hike. Those party hats are really something. I might even enjoy one of those - if I could trade in my harness that is! - Ellie

  7. What great party hats. Happy Birthday to Avalon! I believe my husband and son have biked that road. My son and family are in San Fran this week. They had bad road conditions crossing the Sierras.

  8. Isn't it nice to have a quiet walk in the beauty of nature!!! Glad you enjoyed your time out hiking. And happy birthday to Avalon - you all looked great in your party hats:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. Darn, we did not know it was Miss Avalon's birthday! But ha ha, you girls know how to party! Get down with those bad hats! Thanks for sharing yet another cool adventure!

  10. LOVE those fun hats! A swimming party--how fun! Happy birthday to little Avalon! You really captured the peacefulness of that walk. I love it when it's so quiet and green like that--bliss!

  11. Siewwa Wose
    It's gweat to see you again. that path you and youw Mom took is just gowgeous. So lush and wich in gweens and the sky is mawvelous too. A pawfect place fow a big walk. and then MUD!!!!!! and a PAWTY! heavenly! I am so jelly, and I would looove to have a hat like that..they awe all pawfect.
    I'm glad you had such a gweat time
    smoochie kisses

  12. Never matter when you post, just as long as you do sometimes cos we love your pics.
    Lots of luv AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM :-)XXX

  13. As always - beautiful pictures from your walk! I am glad to see everyone has to wear goofy hats for birthdays! I will stop by Avalon's blog and wish her a Happy B-Day.

    Wags N Kisses,

  14. It is not funny when you can't walk by your favorite paths, right?
    Happy Birthday to Avalon!
    Kisses and hugs

  15. Woo three SOOOOO knew how to pawty Golden Style!

    Thanks fur sharing your special day!


  16. OH so tat was you at Avalon's Barkday pawty! I LOVE those hats. They're kinda cute.

  17. Happy birthday, Avalon! Your pawty hats are awesome!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  18. What an AWESOME adventure! The scenery in your pix just blows me away (Mom, too!) -- it's so beautiful where you walk!
    What fun having a mud puddle for Avalon's birthday party! Ha rooooo! Was that your present for her? :)
    You all look great in your party hats! Did you eat them afterwards? Truth be told, Dave and I probably would have tried!
    Play bows,

  19. Wow, that was a beautiful walk. Sierra is a party animal! Beautiful pictures.

  20. Oh my! You have such beautiful hikes Sierra Rose!!! Really beautiful!! And then a mud swim and a pawty! WOW!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug


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