Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer campin'....

Greetings all! Missing my bloggy pals :) And, hoping those on the East Coast are doing ok.

Finally able to post some images from our trip to Hume Lake early August.

I was so excited to be camped at the lake, with 87 acres of warm water fun!

Hume Lake is located in Sequoia National Forest, in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains range. A favorite spot for our big summer camp trip.
Ready for swimmin' any time of day!

Just beyond the end of the lake is Kings Canyon National Park, one of the deepest canyons in the United States, at 8,000 feet deep.


We camped at Hume Lake Campground (5,200 ft) for 10 nights.

Hiked, swam, paddled...

Found the biggest stickies...

Enjoyed the rushing creeks...

And the calm beauty of the lake.

Kings Canyon..always just beyond the lake dam. Kings Canyon was formed by massive glaciers during the last Ice Age and includes 461,901 acres of impressive and expansive wild terrain.


One afternoon, hu-dad rode his skinny-tire bike from the campground deep into Kings Canyon until the road goes no farther....called Roads End.

Mom and I carefully navigated in our new rig down the narrow winding roads to meet dad, explore the canyon a bit, and give him a sag out back to our campground.

One of the Kings River forks. Moving fast.

A variety of jagged formations looming on either side of the canyon...many shades of stone...

Looking down towards a convergence of the Middle and South Forks of Kings River.

We made a number of little day trips to other areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National areas, but I was always happy to get back to the lake!

Sticks!

Splashes!

And evening paddles with mom and dad.

A fantastic trip, time went too fast...hope I get to return next summer!

See you again soon pals :)


21 comments:

  1. Those look like some HUGE sticks! We're jealous! Looks like a great time!

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  2. 10 nights! What a lucky girl. Hume Lake looks like a wonderful place for doggies and humans! Your mom is very brave for driving your big camper to meet your dad!! Thanks for sharing the fun!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

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  3. Love your stick pics, Sierra Rose, you find the best ones. Glad you had such a fun time.

    Tucker and Daisy

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  4. I love the last photo! You guys get to go to the neatest places - and get the best sticks too!

    Sam

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  5. Woof! Woof! As always I am so jealous with your fun fun fun time especially swimming in the lake. LOVE your photo with dad on the kayak. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  6. Sierra Rose, you are living the good life. Looks like you had a dog gone good time from where we're sitting!

    AROOOOOF!
    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

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  7. Such lovely places to play stick and swim. So glad you all had a good time and thanks for the pictorial tour. I'd like to come out west some day to see those majestic sites.

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  8. Raider wanted to leave a note:
    You LIKE to jump in the water and actually RETRIEVE?!!
    My mom calls me a scaredy cat when it comes to water and a Golden Receiver when it comes to "fetch"! LOL

    You brought back fond memories of backpacking in the Sierras for my peeps! So much water for August up there!

    So glad you had a good time!
    Your golden buddy, Raider

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  9. Oh Sierra....looks like you had a pawesome time!!! Everytime Mama sees your pictures she wants to pack up and move to the Northwest!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey and Bilbo

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  10. Wow Sierra, you live a life that most pups only dream of!! Looks wonderful!

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  11. Dear SR, I love your giant sticks. It is such a great way to see the sights and claim your place in wilderness history. A lumber jackie Golden, oh yea, I really dig that. Splashys are my very favorite thing and I wish I was there.

    Big Red Woofs from Easton

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  12. Sierra Rose!!! Your vacation photos look just beautiful!!! What a wonderful time you must have had...it is a gorgeous place to play!! Your mom IS very brave to drive your new wheels around...our mom let's dad do the driving!!! The swimming, the kayaking, the STICKS! What fun for you!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  13. Wow! Your photos are just beautiful! You sure do have the best adventures, Sierra Rose!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  14. Sierra Rose! Hi! You got to go on a 10 DAY CAMPING TRIP?!!! You are one lucky pup! And what a gorgeous place! Those mountains are fantastic and such a huge lake to play in. I am sooooo jello!

    I luved the shot of you kicking back in the kayak! Such fun huh?! :D

    Thanks for sharin,
    Roo

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  15. Sierra Rose, You had the best vacation doing lots of fun activities that I love too. I wish I could have ridden that road on my bike and had you to sag me back. Also, I'd love to take a walk with you (when you aren't carrying one of those big stickies...). The photos are wonderful!

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  16. What a wonderful camping trip. Looks like you really enjoyed yourself.
    Thank you for stopping by Fabric,Food and Fido with well wishes for Lily. It is truly appreciated.
    Chris

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  17. Please take me with you...who's in awe...why me is!

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  18. Hello from belgium, Zitablue and Cerise golden retriever

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  19. Wow, how beautiful! Love these photos!

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  20. Love the stick pics! Now you've made us want to get up there and do some hiking.

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  21. I see you're a bit behind in the bloggin' world too. I manage a few posts here and there but I've been a little too busy supervisin' this kitchen project the PUs are doin' and I don't get to visit all the dawg fun and comment as much as I'd like to. I do hafta tell ya that the name of the ceramic tile that Mom picked out is one I will never forget. It's called "Sierra" and I think of you every time I look at it. ♥

    Woofs and manageable slobbers,
    Chester ;0=)

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