Monday, July 30, 2012

Take a Hike

The boo and I are venturing to Peru in a little over a week and have been taking one off trips to Wissahickon Valley's Forbidden Drive for some hikes to break in our boots.  We've decided to trek Machu Picchu in 5 days and 4 nights and got some sweet deals on Merrel hiking boots at the Philadelphia Outlets.  After work we packed up Harry in the car and took him with us.  It is one of his favorite things to do. 

It seems that wildnerness kills dog fatigue.  Non-stop sniffing, wandering, and trotting occured over the 4 miles we walked together.  It wasn't until we plopped Harry back in the car that he passed out and we had to nudge him and eventually pick him up to get him in the house. 

Wissahickon is a 7 mile trail that you can access from multiple points.  There is a free parking lot near the Valley Green Inn restaurant where you can hike to the only red covered bridge in any major city. 

There's also access to the water and pet lovers take their dogs for some water retrieving that's pretty entertaining to watch.  One day, Harry, one day.  There's also trails that go up from Forbidden Drive that you could even ride a HORSE up.  The few times we've been I haven't seen any horses, but there are lots of friendly runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and believe it or not, mountain unicyclists. 

We're looking forward to our trip and to more hiking adventures with Harry.  We've got some mountain friends who are knowledgable about parks in the area, and we're taking them up on their tips.

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