Hiking… the exercise I love most

If I could pick one thing I wish I could do more of (with the Vizsla too of course)  it would be hiking. When I first got Luna I was between jobs so we frequently went hiking down by the river.

This is where she first began to learn the art of posing for me… We had so much fun exploring together

She found her first turtle on one of these early walks. She still finds them too, probably because they are too slow to get away by the time she has tracked them down.

Can’t get much better than hiking and exploring the woods for 2-3 hours for a Vizsla pup. Sadly, responsibility soon took over and we don’t get out nearly as much as I would like. I also prefer to hike with others as it’s just more fun, but those others are in short supply too. But sometimes we get lucky and we find some 2 legged and 4 legged friends to go hiking with us.   (pardon photo quality, point and shoot was acting up)

You know I HAD to pose them when I saw this.  That’s Luna on the left and Phoebe with her owner Amy on the right. Phoebe was not too keen on posing by herself so high up so mom stayed to give her more confidence.

Thanks for coming with us Amy and Phoebe!  Hopefully we can go back again soon

Let’s back up a bit though…. on the trail we found this random neat pile of rocks. Not sure where it was from… then again we were hiking up a mountain

We also found this tree that appears to have been struck by lightening! So I took a vertical panoramic of it. Pretty cool huh

It was a nice mildly strenuous hike, but finally we reached an overlook… can you tell neither one of our girls seemed to have much respect for the cliff edge?

Not a bad view

Luna is so not worn out, Phoebe on the other hand got quite a workout pulling her owner up the mountain 😉

One day I will be in shape enough that I actually look half decent in a summit photo. Thanks to my friend nicole who also came on this hike and snapped these pics for us.

And of course an outtake too, Luna was barking because a treat was being waved and she had to sit… little booger

It was a great hike, hopefully I can get back there this year to get some fall shots… for today I will settle for a trip to the hiking spot along the river with the pups.









About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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14 Responses to Hiking… the exercise I love most

  1. Love that shot of the lightning struck tree. I saw one like that in upstate New York this summer, except the gash spiraled around the tree a bit. Luna is beautiful! Cool hike, too. Is it in Maryland?

    • Anna says:

      Josh, these were taken at Sugarloaf in MD… so yes a MD hike. I really should go to that place more often as it’s not far from me and is a nice area.

      • joshbakerwriter says:

        I am a long way away, but My sister lives in Silver Spring. I will give her that name. Thanks.

  2. Deborah Duty says:

    Love the shot of the tree.

  3. Donna says:

    Looks like a great hike. I too loved that shot of the tree. Nicely done. Meadow went on her very first “real” hike last weekend….up by Lake George. We take her for walks through the woods here – but being on Long Island – they are pretty flat. She LOVED the climbing and was a natural at it. Sure looks like Luna is a natural too. 🙂

  4. Hiking is an awesome excercise! Wish I could find time to do more. Great pictures and scenery.

  5. paws2smile says:

    Great shots! Looks like you guys had fun. 🙂 I wished there was some hiking areas where I lived. I think I would enjoy it! I absolutely love the last shot! Haha! Her face is priceless!! 🙂

  6. Kyle Kuns says:

    Love the vertical panorama of the tree.

  7. Jodi Stone says:

    As you know hiking is one of our favorite things too! That looks like such a gorgeous spot and like you all had a lot of fun. Looking forward to pictures with the foliage. 🙂

  8. Great photos Anna!! I really like the one with the dogs and owner on each side of the steps and the one of the tree is very cool!!

  9. Wow! Those pictures give me the inspiration to go hiking before it snows. Thanks for sharing.

  10. anondog says:

    I’d love to maybe hook up with our dogs and do some activites! We’re in MD as well, have two Vs, one 2.5 year old (from Jan Cox) one 3.5 month old puppy (Rhoda Ezell). I bet it would be tons of fun.

    • Anna says:

      Find the FB group for DC Vizsla Meetups and join it. Good way to get together on there with others who have Vizslas. What is your name so I know who to watch for and add?

  11. lwa03 says:

    Ahhhh gorgeous pictures!

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