On Saturday it was supposed to rain most of the day but Alicia and I wanted to get the dogs out for a hike so we headed out to the Putah Creek Riparian Reserve near campus. It was pretty muddy on the actual trails but there were levee roads that ran along it that were nice and dry. It turned out to be a really nice hike and I can't wait to go back when it is dry out so we can actually walk on the trails bordering the creek. I think it ended up being about 5 1/2 miles total.
|The start of the trail|
|Ok, let's no-one look at the camera|
|Just walking through the ghetto|
|ChaCha's photo-shoot for an adoption photo|
|Alicia and ChaCha|
|Frolicking in the grass|
|A walk wouldn't be complete without a stick of some sort|
Our initial plan for the weekend was to go snowshoeing and thankfully the rains stopped and it was sunny today so we were able to take the dogs up to Tahoe for a few hours of snowshoeing. I knew that this past storm had brought a lot of snow to Tahoe but I didn't realize quite how much until we were driving up the mountain. Our usual snowshoeing trail was so deep that the dogs (and humans) sunk in it. Thankfully there was a trail that other people were taking across the road that was much nicer so we went on that instead.
Levi had a blast as usual, but the snow must have been more wet than in previous trips because it stuck to Levi's hair and got in-between his toes. He didn't seem to mind until he got a big ice ball stuck to the hair on the bottom of one of his paws. We'll have to get some snow booties before our next trip.
|What nice icicles you have in your whiskers|
ChaCha seemed a little unsure of the snow at first but by the end she seemed to be enjoying herself. Alicia brought her a little jacket to keep her warm since she has such a short coat, but she still seemed a little cold when we had to stop to let people pass.