Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cross-training

Hey Hey, it's Maebe Baebe!
We have been hard at work training huMom for her running. We have got her up to 10 miles.  That's pretty far for a human, so we think it is time for incorporating some cross-training to keep things fresh and interesting.

For today's workout, we had huMom load us all up in the HUV and drive up to Red Rock Canyon for some hiking!! We decided to attempt the trail called Calico Tanks. The trail is only 1.2 miles long, but it included some rock climbing and scrambling.  It was furry tricky to get all 3 of us climbing at the same time in the same direction.  We had to turn around when the climb involved a big log, and we were not properly equipped to handle that. huMom says next time we will have to wear our harnesses and each have our own leash. 
Here's a nice butt shot of us navigating near the sandstone quarry.
Resting for a Red Rock Photo Op

There were also some spots where there was standing water so we had some fun sloshing through the mud. We did our best to lead huMom through the muddy way instead of the rocky way.  Wet feety feets are good for training! 

We met a few other doggies on the trail, and of course other humans who wanted to pet us and get some husky kisses.

So that's my story, woo a'tcha later! Maebe

14 comments:

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That looks like a great hiking spot. Steve would never make it if we were connected with the necklines. He likes to lollygag all over the place and I like to walk like I mean it!

Kat

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

Nothing wrong with a good furry butt shot!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Wow! what a great spot fur a walkie! I would love to drag the humans up that hill!
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Tanuki Maxx said...

Cool terrain!
Probably mommy would have to drag me up!

Cheers,
Maxx

The OP Pack said...

Hey Maebe, sounds like you two had a lot of fun hiking and climbing. It really must have been tough to do with just one leash but we sibes are tough, right?

Good to see you two.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cyber-sibes said...

Woo both have such cute fluffy butts & happy tails. Up to 10 miles? That is impressive for a human! Woo both look like woo had a great time hiking!

a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo & moo too

The Army of Four said...

Wow! Beautiful scenery! And beautiful girls!!!
What a cool place to go hiking!!!
Play bows,
Zim

Huffle Mawson said...

Nice pantaloons! Good work on training your mum. Mine is beyond hope so I don't bother.

The Thundering Herd said...

We thought u were wearing harnesses and pulling a cart in that first picture.

Thor and Marco Polo and Mama Cat said...

WOO WOO

What a great place for a hike! You are doing a great job training your Mom! We wish we could come and help! It looks like great fun - we don't have mountains in Iowa!
Hugs
Thor and Marco Polo

nam said...

What a great hiking area! They would outrun me any day!

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Josie said...

Looks like LOTS of fun. Beautiful views. Josie says Woof. Much Love..

ra_husky said...

That looks like soooo much fun, we love hiking!

Thor and Marco Polo and Mama Cat said...

WOO WOO Kayla and Maebe

Such a wonderful training run for your Human - Mom tried that little coupler thing with us but we didn't like going to the same way!!! Loved your furry Butt shot!

Hugs
Thor and Marco Polo