November 7, 2015

Hiking in the Gap

Not to far from our stomping grounds is the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. It's a really pretty area, and I've driving through it numerous times in my life. I've always said that I wanted to do some of the hiking trails that wind throughout the area, and today seemed like a good day.

Our little hiking party consisted of myself, Wesley and Chris.







The blue dot trail was VERY uphill. 

Unsurprising...considering it was us climbing the mountain!




Of course...Wesley made sure to leave plenty of pee-mail all along as we went.



When we realized we were finally hitting the top and it was almost time to start heading back down! WOOHOO! Treeline!


This was the view from the top of the mountain. That's the Delaware river there on the right, and on the other side of the river is Pennsylvania.


A picture of me and Wesley at the top. I took the picture just above from where we are sitting in the picture below...Chris refused to get any closer. lol



Another view-point. Again with the Delaware behind me...New Jersey to the left and Pennsylvania to the right of it.


We ran into A LOT of people coming back down on the red, or Mt. Tammany, trail. Felt like a bunch of trout heading upstream against all the other hikers. lol  A lot of the way down was steepish rock scrambles that looked a lot like this one:



More views with me and Wesley as we came back down.


The last rock scramble!


Wesley did really, REALLY amazingly good. There were other people on the trail with their dogs (among then we saw a lot of pit bulls, a Burmese Mountain dog, and a few border collies) and everyone seemed surprised with their bigger dogs to see my little miniature poodle hitting the trail!

All in all we had quite a lot of fun...and I can't wait to head out and do it again on a different trail before it gets to cold out.

12 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous hike. So much to see and sniff. We have a feisty little poodle behind us, and we know she could do that walk. Remember you're ancestors were hunting dogs!

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  2. Hey Wesley!
    Wow, what a wonderful place for fabulous walkies! OMD that pix of you with the river down below is stunning. :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  3. That is beautiful and we would love it!

    Your Pals,

    MURPHY AND STANLEY

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  4. That is beautiful and we would love it!

    Your Pals,

    MURPHY AND STANLEY

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  5. Wesley OMDS what an absolutely gorgeous outing w your peeps. My mom loves loves mountains and boy those are some pretty photos!
    Hugs Madi your bfff

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  6. Mom had beans in her ears when I was dictating my comment. I also told her to type bravo wildly clapping for your mini paws hiking w the big guys. dy-na-mite comes in small packages‼️‼️

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  7. What a beautiful hike and look how high up you are! The views are just stunning!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  8. Oh wow Wesley what an amazing place fur walkies!!! That view at the top is just so beautiful!!! It must haf been like being on TOP of the World?? Could you see my house frum up there?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. What a spectacular view! That is quite a long hike for Wesley. Way to do it, Dude! ♥

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