Saturday, June 2, 2012

Catching up with Summer.....

Where is time going!? 
I'm anxiously waiting for summer to settle in...and for my hoomans to be a little less busy and have more time for outoor fun!
 Strange enough, we had wonderful weather just before last weekend...and as soon as we planned a trip to swim and paddle and be outside.. weather almost cancelled our plans...
But WHEW! so relieved when we climbed in the rig, late Saturday and headed north to the mountains.... Camping for 2 nights at one of our fave spots for 3-day weekends, Sardine Lakes below the Sierra Buttes...and I made sure I dabbled in the refreshing (super chilly) water at every chance!
 Too windy and cold to break out the kayaks and paddle around, we did hike up and down these rocky trails a few times, always in view of the Sierra Buttes.
 We explored the jagedy rock plateaus between upper and lower lakes.

 This is Sand furries allowed...and usually ringed with picnic blankets, floaties and sun bathers... but on this occasion... I got to chill for a few minutes in the cool waters with my bumper. Ahhhhh....
 Back on the trail...lots of little walk-abouts to keep warm...
 The falls were flowing...from upper Sardine to lower.
Sorry bumper...found me a big stickie! 
 A lap around the Nature Trail... Beavers made great work of this area many years ago...

 I finally convinced mom the water was warm enough to SWIM for a few minutes, ...the sun had come out, and the temps were slightly warmer....
You know this is one of my FAVORITE things to do!
Back on the trail... this time in Truckee, on the way HOME....  while dad pedaled one of his favorite mountain bike trails, mom and I hiked a single-track trail heading towards Coldstream Canyon...
A nice get-away and hoping for many more adventures this season! 
See you again soon friends!


  1. Wow, looks like a peaceful place to walk around!

  2. What a great adventure! So beautiful.

  3. You were surrounded by spectacular scenery Sierra Rose, but how In the world can you stand that icy water. Brrrrr!

  4. Sierra Rose!
    Glad the weather let you go on that great adventure!
    Pawesome place!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. How lovely! We just reached 114 degrees here and are wishing to go where the weather is cooler!


  6. So beautiful! Thank you for bringing us along!

  7. Nice to see your post, Sierra Rose! Looks like a wonderful trip. I love camping and swimming, but no thanks to chilly water!

  8. What gorgeous pictures! You are one lucky pup to always be included in the funnest adventures, Sierra Rose!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. Beautiful pix of such a spectacular place! Yes Sierra - we totally understand about the swims in cold temps! We love it too! You look so happy in the mts and we know your parents had pawesome time too!
    Sammie and Avalon

  10. Wow that was a big stickie you found! Beautiful place!


  11. What a fun weekend!! We just love all the pictures!!


  12. Those photos make me long for a vacation

    Stop on by for a visit

  13. I wanna go camping!!!!! You go to such gorgeous places Sierra Rose! :D Glad your Mom let you swim a few strokes in that pristine water :) And OH MY what a BIG stick you found! FUN! :D

    Waggin at ya,

    PeeS: Did you know you have that double word verification thingy required for you comments?

  14. Sierra Rose...I so missed you...that 2nd last pic swimming in the lake...LOVE want to swim with you!!!Sophie

  15. Sierra Rose, you must be part Polar Bear to swim in that snow melt water! I'm so glad the sun came out and it didn't rain on your weekend!
    Mom took beautiful pics of the Sierras mantled in snow still!
    Belly rubs to you
    Hugs to Mom

  16. What a GREAT adventure - and what marvelous pictures!!!
    Play bows,

  17. We are just stopping in to say hello and see how you are doing Sierra!! Gorgeous pictures!! Hope you are having a fun summer!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  18. Wow, Sierra you look good and happy spending your summer with your family. I hope that your doing well right now. keep safe.

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  19. Always good to call in and see you looking so well and what adventures. :-) X X X


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