Monday, May 6, 2013

Dogbikecamping- 3 day

Since Penny the dog is a seasoned traveler on the side of the Big Dummy, I took her out of town 19 miles to the start of the Crown-Zellerbach rail-trail. The C-Z is a 17-mile old logging road that has been recently opened to bike and foot traffic. It's still in a relatively primitive state of gravel, and it leads you from the Columbia River valley to the foot of the Coast Range in the quaint town of Vernonia.

 The Hood variety strawberry stands are a welcomed sight every June in Oregon 

 After 19 miles of pavement, we finally hit the C-Z trail where Penny could run free

 Camp set up for the 1st night. When I woke up the next morning, there was a dog on all fours, standing over me begging to get out and run

 Like one giant dog park

 Near the end of the 17-mile long C-Z trail, a momma deer and her fawn burst out of the woods straight at us. While Penny was able to quickly sniff a little fawn butt, she was good and left it alone. Momma deer then stared right at me, stomped her hoof on the ground, and it was time to go

Pup'erroni sticks for her, Hamms for me 

 We both swam about 5 times on day 2

Why this dog loves slingshots is beyond me

 Not even sure what kind of snake this is, but he looks mean

 Penny tore her paw pad, so I had to haul her quite a ways. Obviously, she didn't seem to mind

 Evening #2 camp spot- there was a coyote living nearby, but it left us alone the whole night

 Heading back home on day 3

We rolled back past the strawberry stand on the way home. Super awesome.

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