To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller

I recently discovered a new place to take the dogs on our weekend adventures. It has everything we love.

There are hiking trails through the woods.

Heading back down the trail

There are hiking trails through fields.

Heading down the trail

Some of the trails are quite wide and allow us to spread out.

Going down the trail

Some of the hiking trails have great views.

Sadie and Luka lead the way

View of Colorado Springs from the trail

Heading for home

The trails are well marked.

Trail marker

The hiking trails are wonderful, but the reason we first went to this place (and what keeps us going back) is this:

Cheyenne Mountain

The dogs finally have a place to swim.





Note that when Luka swims he does not get his tail wet. He holds it up out of the water like a flag or a sail.


When they’re not swimming the dogs enjoy exploring.


Luka on the shoreline

They also enjoy tearing along the shoreline like maniacs.

Here comes Sadie

Luka runs

Sadie looks a little crazy

Luka looking a little crazy

Sadie barks with joy.

Barking on the shore line

Luka sits quietly and does his impression of a drowned rat.

Luka impersonates a drowned rat

The dogs also take a moment to enjoy the day.



We’ve definitely found a new favorite spot.


6 responses

  1. Wow- what a great place!!!

  2. It looks beautiful! I love your hiking pictures, they always make me smile, the puppies always look so happy!

  3. They always look so happy. 🙂 You’re a good dog-Mom. 🙂

  4. Yay! A doggie paradise! I’m glad you and the pups have found such a beautiful place to romp, play and take in the amazing scenery! I love the shot of Luka swimming with diamonds of light glinting on the water. *hugs*

  5. I love Luka’s “Drowned Rat” impression!

  6. Linda in Waterloo | Reply

    It’s always great to go on one of these outings with you guys. Thanks for inviting us along! Your pals look very happy with the new discovery.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s