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Thread: Hiking at the Ranch

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Hiking at the Ranch

    I just downloaded some pictures from a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share. Frankie and I headed out to Daley Ranch, one of our favorite hiking spots, to do some geocaching and play with the new tripod.

    She's not scared of dangerous trails:

    However, I do obey the rules around here because I don't want the Ranch to close any more of their land to the public, so we had to rethink our route; apparently looking at maps are boring.

    Once we figured it out we were off. She absolutely loves being out on a trail more than anything else, including food, and it just shows:

    However, when I look close at her posture and eyes it saddens me to think how the years have flown by and those are starting to show too:

    But regardless of years she still has a mission to find as many caches as possible:

    And conquer every boulder, the reason she loves being on the trail so much, she lives to play on the rocks:

    And why not? We have plenty more where that came from:

    I'm sure we'll post more pictures as we continue on our quest.
    Last edited by cmayer31; 02-26-2008 at 09:37 AM.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2000
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    have we missed you and your puppers!!
    great pics Craig!!
    more SOON!
    a big smoooch to Frankie who is aging GRACEFULLY!
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2001
    I absolutely love this one!

    What a beautiful girl. And I got a lump in my throat when you were talking about her getting older. I felt the same way about my RB Duke. And just what are those caches? Looks like you had a neat hike.

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  4. #4
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    Jun 2003
    It's so great to see you posting. I'm very happy to see Frankie. She is so pretty. I like the pic where she is bored with looking at Love where she is on the boulder and really really like that last pic of all of the boulders beyond. Very cool shot.

    Good to hear from you! Post more often please.

  5. #5
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    May 2005
    Wow, thank you very much for the kind responses. I'll have to get some pictures of Riley if the rain ever stops and post those too.

    The caches are like electronic hide and seek. People will plant caches of all sizes from micro-film containers to large ammo boxes and post their coordinates, or a series of coordinates to find them. You plug those into a GPS and off you go trying to find the hidden loot. When you find them there are normally paper logs to sign and a bunch of small goodies where you can take something and then leave something else. That way there's always new things in the caches. There are caches all over the world . Here's a link to the main site: Geocaching . com

    Thanks again!

  6. #6
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    Jun 2003
    Can't wait to see pics of Riley.

    I had never heard of Geocaching until Amy (wolf_Q) came to visit and told me about it. Sounds fun!

    So when will your next Cache Hunt be?

    Give the puppers hugs from me!

  7. #7
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    Jul 2003
    North East Ohio
    I've heard of Geocaching before but I've never done it.
    How FUN!!

    Frankie sure is lovin' every second out their on the trail!
    She's beautiful!
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  8. #8
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    Jun 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by dukedogsmom
    I agree with Val - Frankie is a stunning girl This photo is a wonderful moment.

    And what a great hiking buddy - it must be so much fun to spend this kind of time with her enjoying the wilds and each other's company

    Great pictures Craig - I hope we see many more
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  9. #9
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    Nov 2006
    It's great to hear from you again. I can't even pick a favorite picture of Frankie. I love ALL of them. She is so beautiful.
    I look forward to seeing pictures of Riley soon too.
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  10. #10
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    Mar 2005
    New Jersey
    Great pictures of Frankie. She sure does seem to be an outdoor type of girl, although I suspect she is happy wherever she is if you are with her. A friend showed me some caches along some trails in our area, I had never heard of it before that, either.
    I am looking foward to seeing the gorgeous Riley soon.

  11. #11
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    Oct 2005
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    It's nice to see pretty Frankie again. She's stunning, and I hope to see more pictures from your adventures very soon, and of course some of Riley!

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  12. #12
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    Aug 2006
    Massachusetts; USA
    I saw that bit about how she loves to climb on the rocks and I thought, "bet he never has to clip HER nails!" He hee, guess you know what I attempted to do earlier today.

    What a lovely girl, she really does seem to come to life outdoors.

    I didn't know what cashes were either; we learn SO much from each other on here!

    Where is this beautiful scenery? It is a lovely area for hiking, wow, you are so fortunate to have this nearby.

  13. #13
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    May 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by Freedom
    Where is this beautiful scenery? It is a lovely area for hiking, wow, you are so fortunate to have this nearby.
    That picture is looking North across inland San Diego. All of our hills and mountains are very rocky underneath and that entire area has some neat rock formations.

    Thank you everyone for the nice comments.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Happy Valley, Utah
    Great photos! Did you take these with your SLR? I love this one of Frankie...its definitely my new favorite of her.
    That scenic shot is really pretty, I love the big boulders everywhere.

  15. #15
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    Mar 2004
    Frankie is indeed a beauty! It looks like she enjoys your hikes.

    Forever in my heart...

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