Monday, August 18, 2014

Zoe's Birthday Hiking trip!

For Zoe's Gotcha Birthday, we took her and Phoenix to Wrights Lake for a hiking trip! I absolutely love this area. It's "Desolation Wilderness" in the west from Lake Tahoe.

If you haven't seen Zoe's special birthday post, please click here.

Both of the girls really love exploring the trails and huge granite rocks that you can find out there!  

This area used to be used by cattle ranchers and homesteading! They don't do it anymore but they have the cabins available for rentals for people in the summer. There's lots of places to explore and the "Loop Trail" is a very easy and doable trail.

Phoenix wasn't very happy about me leaving her snacks in the car! She kept asking for them! 
"Daddy, do you have snacks???"

Zoe was so intrigued by the people in canoes! She stopped to watch them a bunch of times.

They also got to go swimming and munch on grass.

Zoe's air scenting for prey!

"What are those ducks doing!?!"

I had to take some posed photos!! They did really well despite the fact that their treats were left in the car. I can't believe I actually got descent photos without baiting them! :D

Playing on the logs!  

We had a really awesome day. The lake was really busy around the campsites and Phoenix met a few big dogs. She did not react. I was very proud of her. When we got out of the campsites it was just us and the forest and I was able to let them run around a bit off the leash. I think they had a great time. It was such a nice, relaxing day. 

One of the best parts of my day was this painting! One of my friends surprised me with this for Zoe's Gotcha Day and I absolutely love it! Thank you so much, Natalie!! 


  1. Looks like a great way to celebrate the day.

    Love their ears!

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

    1. Thank you! We definitely had a lot of fun!

  2. What a gorgeous hike and that painting is beautiful!! Happy Gotcha Day!!

  3. What a pawsome birthday celebration! Great photos!

  4. Happy Gotcha Birthday Zoe! Looks like an awesome hike.

  5. What a lovely present! And it looks like the dogs thoroughly enjoyed Zoe's birthday trip.

  6. It looks like a great Gotcha Day. I hope they got some extra treats when you got back to the car to make up for forgetting them!

    1. Yeah, they had fun! I actually left the treats in the car on purpose because Phoenix got seriously car sick on the windy roads up there. So they didn't get any food or treats until we got home. When we got home they got their birthday bully sticks. :D

  7. What an incredible place to take your pups. Looks like a great time was had by all...

    1. Thank you! Yeah, it's really pretty up there! :D We had so much fun!


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