Monday, May 30, 2016

Hunter Creek Trail

After almost 2 years of living in Reno I can't say that I've explored as many of the hiking trails nearby as I had hoped to.  I recently was told about Hunter Creek Trail which is just outside of the city of Reno and is ~6 mile out and back hike to a waterfall.  Levi and I made the trek today, and although it was very crowded, it was a nice hike for being close by.

Ready to start the adventure!

Levi seems to have a special sense for when water is near, so anytime the creek was accessible he would beeline for it.  On one occurrence, it was too steep and muddy for him to get back up to the trail so I had to climb down and help push him up (needless to say, I wasn't thrilled).

Everyone loved his booties and kept commenting on them.  Unfortunately, at the very beginning of the hike he lost one of his back boots so I took the other one off.  The trail was pretty rocky so his poor back paw pads became raw.  I thought he was just getting tired on the way back and that's why he had slowed down and kept wanting to stop.  I didn't realize until we were almost done that his paws were hurting :(.  I guess I'll have to invest in another set of booties for his back feet.

All-in-all it was a nice hike and we are both ready for a nap now!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thomas Creek Trail

A couple weekends I took Levi for a local hike in Reno called "Thomas Creek Trail."  I was hoping that with the nice weather and the lower elevation that most of the snow would have melted.  What I hadn't expected was that it would still be really wet and muddy.  It was a nice hike, and had a good mix of the mountains and pines and the desert and sagebrush.

Muddy boy!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hidden Falls Regional Park

Since moving to Reno, Levi and I have started taking agility lessons again back with the trainer we were going to in Davis.  I had hoped to find someone good that was in the Reno area but apparently the only trainers in this area just train for NADAC and not AKC or USDAA.  Since it is such a drive to go for lessons, we only go about once a month.  I also try to plan other outings while we are in the area to make the drive worthwhile.  Last month after our lesson we went for a hike at "Hidden Falls Regional Park" in Auburn, CA.  It was really crowded and was more of a walking trail than a hike, but it was nice to be out in nature.

Snowshoeing Tahoe Meadows

One weekend that I had off in January I decided to take Levi up to Tahoe to go snowshoeing.  He LOVES the snow, so I try to get him out to frolic in it as often as I can.  It was a beautiful day so there were quite a few other people out snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and sledding.  Tahoe Meadows is so large though that it didn't feel overly crowded.