Last Monday was a state holiday – what did that mean for us? A group hike of course! It was a chilly Monday, but we crammed into the car (yes, 3 humans and 3 pitbulls into a 4 door car), got some lattes, and hit the road!
We arrived at The Daniels Area of Patapsco State Park, and after a bit of “over the river” we were into the woods!
Chocko was accompanied by his good buddies, Tyson and Molly. They romped, rolled, climbed and sniffed their way through some beautiful trails along the river.
We packed snacks, obviously (do you think we could get them to sit this still and intently in the midst of all the fall smells otherwise?)
And fit in some basic refresher training here and there…
But, since this was all about fun, we let the pups get wild and muddy in the water, and they had a messy blast!
Since it was chilly, overcast, and a Monday, we saw nobody on the trail. It was a nice break from city life for the day and I kept asking, “Why don’t we do this more often? No really… whyyyyy?” I tell ya what, I cannot wait to get them back here in the warmer months! The trail meanders along the river bank, and though it’s not exactly a challenging hike, it’s quite beautiful scenery.
Before it gets too cold out, I hope we get another few hikes in the season! Who knows, maybe we’ll solicit some more buddies in the Baltimore area to come along 🙂
This picture is proof that this hike effectively wore these pups out (and if you think they were this quite in the car on the way there… well that’s just ludicrous).