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John and Katie
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Surrey, BC
Canada

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 Posted - 11/02/2012 :  6:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply to this posting

Nov. 2, 2012

Where are you taking me today, Katie? : )




She'll use anything to gain some height. : )




A little bubble action on a wet road. : )




Purrty! : )




I think I actually made an alder tunnel look pleasant. : )




More purrty pictures. : )




Snow conditions on top of the ridge. Not much. I wore my runners and the feet stayed dry.




Final stretch to...




...the fake summit.




We tried to find a way down to this true summit and make it somewhat of a loop back to the car, but didn't have any luck. : (




Some boogey-man patrol shots on the way back. Chilled down quickly while having lunch and my hands took forever to warm up while descending. Even had to do some running to speed up the process.




Katie says she is nice and warm. : )




I haven't caught many action shots of the girl lately, so here you go. She had already made it up before I was able to get the camera out and set, so I called her down. : )




This time I caught her going up too. : )




She says it's my turn now. : )




More patrolling. : )




Katie bad girl! I stay silent and give her the evil eye as she approaches. : )




Hey, no one is perfect, Katie. : )




A short video of her nose in action. : )

http://youtu.be/HHFH-C69nmg

KARVITK
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Happy go lucky, plaid wearin, postholin, safeway gaitor sportin, old-school film shootin, giver of many regards

Abbotsford, B.C.
Canada

15033 Posts

 Posted - 11/02/2012 :  6:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi John, somewhere on Laughington? Any hike is a good hike.............Good for you.

K
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Flowing-Brook
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Popkum, BC
Canada

6094 Posts

 Posted - 11/02/2012 :  7:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I always love Laughtingon, wish I was there.

Chwk26
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Chilliwack, BC
Canada

50 Posts

 Posted - 11/02/2012 :  10:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks awesome! I also have a beagle that loves to climb mountains.
Next time you are coming to Chilliwack River valley for a hike - drop me an e-mail.
Im sure the Beagles would love to get together.

MattGoodyear@gmail.com

joker
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Brentwood Bay, BC
295 Posts

 Posted - 11/03/2012 :  09:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the patrol pics...

and my dog was sniffing like that yesterday as well while out in the woods, probably bear.

TheShadow
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Mysterious, pop can stove stashin', gps totin', overnighter virgin, wannabe tentmaker and foul weather wuss who rides a thumper to the trailhead with wonderdog Max to hike the Chilliwack Valley

Chwk
Canada

5105 Posts

 Posted - 11/03/2012 :  10:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Laughington it is...good for you on getting out. I wouldn't want to try that today!




Reminds me of our own, when he knows he has done something wrong...

John and Katie
Senior Member


Surrey, BC
Canada

1418 Posts

 Posted - 11/03/2012 :  2:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by joker

Love the patrol pics...

and my dog was sniffing like that yesterday as well while out in the woods, probably bear.

With her sniffing the branches up high and not being terribly excited, I would say, without doubt, that it was bear. Totally different body language from predator to prey tracks.

Thanks everyone. : )

bob w
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post creek, bc
186 Posts

 Posted - 11/03/2012 :  3:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
good hike for a decent weather day this time of year.the video caught sierra's attn.i think she remembered the bearbell sound and linked it to katie...bob

no quitting
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Powell River, bc
Canada

2749 Posts

 Posted - 11/03/2012 :  6:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That last sad shot is a true heartbreaker!!! :( Poor Katie......she's got that look down to an art form LOL!!!

John and Katie
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Surrey, BC
Canada

1418 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  09:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by John and Katie

quote:
Originally posted by joker

Love the patrol pics...

and my dog was sniffing like that yesterday as well while out in the woods, probably bear.

With her sniffing the branches up high and not being terribly excited, I would say, without doubt, that it was bear. Totally different body language from predator to prey tracks.

Thanks everyone. : )

Now that I have thought about it more, I take the "...without doubt..." part back. Her hackles weren't up, which they usually are with fresh predator tracks. Probably bear though, as she was a bit skittish in the video.
Fresh rabbit, raccoon and deer tracks get her whimpering and whining in excitement. With coyote, big cat and bear tracks just getting a lot of nose action and hackles.

Thanks Bob, it was a good hike. Katie was a threat to her leader's lunch...Sierra probably has nightmares over Katie. ; )

NQ, it's about time you responded to a Katie hike. Not a lot of 'dog people' on this site, so you are our 'bread and butter'. I always consider 75% of the hits our TR's get are probably from you. : )
Katie is sucking up big time in that last photo. : )

Thanks again, everyone. : )

no quitting
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Powell River, bc
Canada

2749 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  4:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
John,LOL!!! I think your grossly underestimating Katie's fan club!!! I haven't been reading TR's too much because it's depressing..........I can't hike,it's driving me nuts!!!!
ps just cause I don't comment doesn't diminish my love for Katie,let her know will ya :)

zeljkok
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Vancouver, BC
Canada

1398 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  4:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by no quitting

John,LOL!!! I think your grossly underestimating Katie's fan club!!! I haven't been reading TR's too much because it's depressing..........I can't hike,it's driving me nuts



Me too. I am going crazy. Maybe I should get in a wet suit and snorkel and head up Hollyburn or something.

Re everyone favorite dog -- I love these reports too. Whenever I see "John and Katie", I jump a bit -- "what has Katie been up to now"

PS Cold snap is coming end of next week; they even predict snow on water level. Don't even ask whats going to happen in the prairies

tu
Senior Member


Burnaby, BC
Canada

1715 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  4:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:




Katie sure has a mean stink-eye

KARVITK
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Happy go lucky, plaid wearin, postholin, safeway gaitor sportin, old-school film shootin, giver of many regards

Abbotsford, B.C.
Canada

15033 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  5:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting tired of the rain too.
Get out when you can.

K

no quitting
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Powell River, bc
Canada

2749 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  5:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's not the rain,it's my F'd up feet :(

KARVITK
Advanced Member

Happy go lucky, plaid wearin, postholin, safeway gaitor sportin, old-school film shootin, giver of many regards

Abbotsford, B.C.
Canada

15033 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  5:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by no quitting

It's not the rain,it's my F'd up feet :(




What happened to your feet? Hopefully not for too long..

K

pointbob
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Vancouver, BC
Canada

54 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  8:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what sort of breed is katie the dog?

no quitting
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Powell River, bc
Canada

2749 Posts

 Posted - 11/04/2012 :  8:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beagle :)

John and Katie
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Surrey, BC
Canada

1418 Posts

 Posted - 11/05/2012 :  6:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by no quitting

Beagle :)

+ Coonhound, Walker Coonhound, to be exact. : )
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Elkaholic
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Sunnyvale Trailer Park
Canada

1205 Posts

 Posted - 11/05/2012 :  6:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Same look she had after you caught her for eating that bag of dog food she found in the bush.

John and Katie
Senior Member


Surrey, BC
Canada

1418 Posts

 Posted - 11/06/2012 :  4:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Elkaholic

Same look she had after you caught her for eating that bag of dog food she found in the bush.

Same look she has when I put her coat on her. : )
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