Our Journey...

Think we forgot to tell you a lil bit about what sort of vacay we're on! Last September of 2011, Dad retired. He and momzers got an RV and decided to plan a trip across the country, visiting national parks on the way to Maine (where's that?) for a family reunion. That's a long trip from northern California! Anyway, this blog is now a record of our travels across the good ole U.S. of A. and even Canada - plus all the things we get to do and see! We started our journey mid-March and hope to be back in NoCal by mid-October - yeah!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Journey to Carson Falls

So c'mon peeps, what are you waiting for? Views are pawsome and the day is wastin' - come join me for this hike to Carson Falls in yet another part of the Mt. Tam Watershed. The smells are already furry promising!

Just up the trailhead to Carson Falls, highest waterfall in our county, we look across the bay and actually see Mt. Diablo, which is 60-plus miles away. Whatta day!

And further up (and I mean steeply UP!), we see an even more incredible sight! Mt. Saint Helena at the tip of the Napa Valley, also over 60 miles away.

Don't think that all I'm doing is staring at "peep-style"scenery. I'm sniffing out my own cool views - fresh gophers, for instance! Here's a little photoshow of our hike to the Falls. Mom got a new book about all the trails around here, but they got the mileage wrong. What was supposed to be a fairly easy 4.1 miles turned out to be over nine - but it was furry beautiful! Here's a photoshow of our hike!

The California State Rock! Serpentine!

And these permeated the trails with a wonderful perfumey smell, reminding
Mom of the scent of Broom she loved so much in Italy.

Here are a couple of short movies Mom took at Carson Falls.

On the way home, there were literally a herd of
these in front of a house by the roadside.

I was so tired that although I checked them
out, I didn't even bark at them heheh! That meant I was really, really tired.
But what a furry cool day!


Sierra Rose said...

WoW! A most spectacular hike!!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo shows! What a long hike, but stunning. Sunday was one of those beautiful days!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

The OP Pack said...

Wow - e have to agree with Sierra Rose. What a wonderful day of hiking you had. We love that first photo of you on top of those rocks - very impressive. Mom loved the waterfalls.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

houndstooth said...

That was a great K and R impression! I'd have tried it, too, if I had a great landscape like that to attempt it in! It looks like so much fun!


Sonic said...

You must've been REALLY tired if you didn't bark at those giant rat things! I would've been too tired to even notice them after an epic trek like that!


~Kim~ said...

I've needed a hike to get away and forget my woes, and am glad that I got to come along on yours--Great pictures and I am envious of the beautiful scenery!!! :-)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a GReat hike!

I must paw your tail and pantyloons were looking KHWITE pawesome!

Thanks fur sharing all of this!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Lorenza said...

Your hike to Carson Falls was pawesome!
Sure you had a great time there!
Kisses and hugs

Deborah said...

That was beautiful! Your videos were nice also!

Ben said...

I love when the peeps mess up and we go out for longer than planned.

Life With Dogs said...

Thanks for another great tour Samantha and family. Perhaps your theme song should be On the Road Again. :)

Tank said...

Wowee - what a spectacular day you had!!! Awesome pictures too!

Thanks for the great limerick Sammie:) Loved it!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Hi Samantha dear! We're visiting all our Golden friends tonight. What cool pictures. Looks like a great hike. We have friends in N.CA called Northfork. Beautiful country!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a fantastic day you had!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, what a fabulous day!

Bruce said...

Wonderful...beautiful...spectacular!!Thanks for sharing your hike with us!
your cat pal,

Thor said...

What a wonderful day you had, Sammie!! That place is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and videos!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello samantha its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is grate seenery!!! wot a playse to hike!!! also dada is singing sumthing abowt welkum to the jungle and his serpentine i hav no ideea wot he is tawking abowt as yoozhual!!! ok bye

Pedro said...

What a beautiful day! Loved the water falls! My mom can't wait for the weather to get nicer here so we can do more beach walkin'.


Sallie said...

Yay! Beautiful!

Martha and Bailey said...

Such a great post. What a wonderful hike and beautiful day. We loved the waterfaull video!
We also loved seeing all those little deer - are you sure you weren't in Scotland?
love and kisses
Martha & bailey xxx

The Thundering Herd said...

We are always game for a little hiking.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a beautiful place for a hike.. We love the waterfall and those deer are amazing.. Thank you so much for sharing Sam...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

KB said...

Samantha - What a day for you! So tired that you didn't even muster a bark for a herd of deer! Wow, that must have been quite a hike! It did sound tough, very tough.

I'd say that your rock perch photo shows your very own style. It's no imitation - it's Samantha in action! What a beauty!

The Army of Four said...

WOW! What gorgeous scenery!!! Thanks for taking us on your great adventure!!!
Play bows,

caboval said...

Oh Sammie!!! What a gorgeous hike and love the picture of you kissing mommy!!!! Breathtaking photos!!! Gosh wish we were there!!!! I wish we didnt live so far away!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What a wonderful Spring hike! Thank you for stopping by my blog to wish mom a happy day. You made mom smile and helped a puppy in need! You have a kind heart!

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Sammie,
GReat hike and that's a GReat photo-show that y'all created. Nine mile seems like twice the 4.5 miles predicted. We are a bit envious of your weather as it was cool and rainy here on Sunday.

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Awesome SAMMIE. LOVE the video. You sure a very lucky to take on this adventure hikes. Glad you resolve your "puter" problems. Mom realized that you have "picasa" installed in your computer. Your blog photos is safe since it is installed in picasa.web (automatically saved by blogger). Always glad to assist you if you have any issues. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Great photos!! Aren't we so fortunate to live in such a beautiful area? I count my lucky stars everyday.

Let me know if you want to know how to make your photos big on your blog. It's super easy!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Wow, Sammie - you always go on the BEST walks!!!! And that first picture of you perched on the rocks is just fantastic! What a beautiful day - and so many interesting sights! I had to laugh, though, about the walk being longer than your humans thought - that's happened to us too!

Honey the Great Dane

Sam said...

What a beautiful hike! We are going to have to try real hard to get over there!