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Stay-cation January 2019

Exploring the local trails this week. Sunday was Butler Sanctuary, today we went to Whippoorwill Park, Chappaqua. The temp was 25 degrees, but dry. The snow is suppose to start around 1am, but you can feel it coming in the air! The trail was great, Toulouse was a bit hesitant at first, but then the overwhelming scents must have kicked in and he was enthusiastic.

We had never hiked this trail before, in fact, there are only a few local trails that we have done: Turkey Mountain, Westmoreland, Rockefeller Preserve, Ward Pound Ridge, and Mianus River Gorge. It is so nice to know that these parks / trails are so close and they are so beautifully maintained. If we didn’t know better, we would think that we were in the Adirondacks!

During these hikes I am also attempting to take photographs with a more professional camera. Learning how to hike, and hold a leash and take pictures with a sofisticated piece of equiptment is pretty challenging, and in hindsight, maybe I don’t need to take a backpack on such a local hike…but old habits die hard.

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Local Hiking 2019

Butler Santuary: January 13, 2019

First time out in 2019!  Two and one half hour hike with Toulouse. We didn’t want to go away this vacation because we really want to be with our pup and would rather take some local hikes with him. Today was a great way to break him img_0612into being a mountain dog. He took to it pretty well, seemed happy, tail was wagging when he went on ahead (on leash of coarse) We really need to get him a real dog coat, although the backpack and the sweatshirt seems fine, he happily went on without a shiver.

The hike was great. Crisp and clear, woods were silent (and warmer than the parking lot ) and it felt really good to be out amoung the trees in the winter. I got some nice pics, although it is hard to distinguish one set of trees from another…

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