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Big Week of November Hikes!

Posted by on November 18, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of November Hikes!
The weather for this week’s hikes was an interesting mix of warm and cold, as we traveled amidst a landscape that is slowly going to sleep for winter, but still has a few surprises left. We traveled the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista South, Big Bluestem and Mesa Trails with Jack, Max, Sobe, Bobo, Izegem, Lu, Shiva, Mozart, Lola, Otis, Gracy and our new friend, Booster, who is a fun-loving Boxer mix who loves to hike and play with his friends. Welcome to the pack, buddy!

Chilly Week on the Trail!

Posted by on November 4, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Chilly Week on the Trail!
A week that ended on the warmer side started with two minor ice storms, which are quite rare in these parts. For a brief time, it was like everything was encased in crystal. Really quite beautiful. We traveled the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista South, Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Mesa, Bluebell Mesa, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails amidst signs of seasonal flux; winter is not far off. Our furry hikers included Jack, Max, Sobe & Bobo, Izegem, Jax & Niko, Lu, Mozart, Lola and Gracy, who really enjoyed their workouts, as well as their post-workout naps!

Big Week of Chilly, Autumn Hikes!

Posted by on October 28, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of Chilly, Autumn Hikes!

Well, we had quite a shift in the weather this week. Cold, cloudy and snowy was the order of the day, as we traveled the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North, Big Bluestem, Mesa, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails, amidst chilly air, silvery skies, and a dusting of snow. Our furry hikers included Jack, Max, Bobo & Sobe, Izegem, Jax & Niko, Lu, Mozart, Lola and Otis, some of whom got to wear their winter coats for the first time. A taste of things to come!

 

Big Week of Warm, Autumn Hikes!

Posted by on October 28, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of Warm, Autumn Hikes!

We had generous amounts of warmth and sunshine on all of this week’s hikes, which included the Mesa, Bluebell, Big Bluestem, Doudy Draw and Flatirons Vista Trails, which are all sprinkled with beautiful, fall colors. We were joined this week by Max, Sobe & Bobo, Jack, Izegem, Jax & Niko, Lu, Mozart, Maple and Lola, who all worked really hard, and were nicely exhausted after finishing their warm, colorful hikes.

 

Cold, Wintry Blast on the Trail!

Posted by on October 28, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Cold, Wintry Blast on the Trail!

Well, the week ended warm and sunny, but it began cold and snowy, which was quite the initiation for our new friends, Max, Sobe and Bobo, who are all rescues and live in the same home. Max is a Weimaraner, Sobe is a Pit Bull Terrier, and Bobo is a Terrier Special Blend. 😉 They are all really sweet pups who love to hike, and we’re happy to have them in the Timberline Canine family. Welcome to the pack, friends! We traveled the Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails with the aforementioned trio, as well as Jack, Jax and Niko, Olo, Lu, Izegem, Lola, Gracy, Rocco and Otis. We got lots of exercise, enjoyed each other’s company, and even met a really photogenic wolf spider, which is certainly appropriate for the month of October! 🕷️🕸️

 

Autumn Colors on the Trail!

Posted by on October 8, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Autumn Colors on the Trail!
Our hikes this week on the Big Bluestem, Doudy Draw and Flatirons Vista Trails were crisp and colorful, the change of seasons becoming more pronounced with each passing day. Maple, Olo, Jax and Niko, Mozart, Otis, Lola and Lu really enjoyed their pack time, as they racked up the miles in our beautiful, Boulder wonderland.

Big Week of Early-Autumn Hikes!

Posted by on September 30, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of Early-Autumn Hikes!

No shorts and T-shirts this week, as the weather made a change for the wet and chilly! We traveled the Mesa and Upper and Lower Big Bluestem Trails amidst increasing autumn colors and decreasing temperatures. Our furry hikers included Jax and Niko, Jack, Lu, Mozart, Lola, Izegem, Otis and our new friend, Olo, who is a really sweet Chow Chow who loves to hike, and definitely appreciates the cooler weather. Welcome to the pack, buddy!

 

Huge Week of Late-Summer Hikes!

Posted by on September 23, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Huge Week of Late-Summer Hikes!

With a warm sun overhead and a slight chill in the air, we traveled the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Big Bluestem and Mesa Trails this week with Gracy, Rocco, Lola, Mozart, Jax and Niko, Otis and Lu. There are still a few late-season wildflowers out there and some green grasses, but autumn will soon envelop the land with its temporary flourish of bright colors. It’s wonderful to experience such a beautiful change of seasons in such a beautiful place!

 

Happy Pups on the Trail!

Posted by on September 18, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Happy Pups on the Trail!
Autumn is just around the corner. The weather this week was an interesting mix of warm sun and cool, even chilly, breezes. We traveled the Chapman Drive, Tenderfoot and Big Bluestem Trails amidst the many subtle seasonal changes that portend larger ones to come. Our furry hikers included Jack, Lola, Jax and Niko, Mozart and Otis, who all really enjoyed their pack time together!

Hot and Happy on the Trail!

Posted by on September 2, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Hot and Happy on the Trail!

The hot days are still hanging on, as evidenced by this week’s toasty hikes on the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Upper and Lower Big Bluestem and Mesa Trails. Our furry hikers included Otis, Lola, Jax and Niko, Lu, Juliet and Mozart, who worked really hard and enjoyed each other’s company. The cool days of Autumn are on their way, but they’re not here yet!

Big Week of Beautiful, August Hikes!

Posted by on August 26, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of Beautiful, August Hikes!

Our hikes this week with Ellie, Jax and Niko, Lu, Lola, Maple and Jack were warm and sunny, with the occasional nip of Autumn in the air. With Asters in bloom and a few changing colors, the visual reminders of the approaching change of seasons are also there, subtle yet noticeable. We traveled the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Big Bluestem, Shanahan and Mesa Trails with some very happy pups who thoroughly enjoyed their outdoor adventures!

An Early Taste of Autumn on the Trail!

Posted by on August 11, 2017 in General | 0 comments

An Early Taste of Autumn on the Trail!

Well, this week’s hikes ranged from cold and rainy to warm and sunny. We all got a good soaking on Monday, and managed to avoid the afternoon storms the rest of the week. We traveled the Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Chapman Drive, Doudy Draw and Flatirons Vista Trails with Jack, Ellie, Lu, Jax and Niko, Mozart, Lola and Gracy amidst lower temperatures than we’ve had for quite a while, a nice taste of things to come.

Hardworking Pups on the Trail!

Posted by on August 5, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Hardworking Pups on the Trail!

This week’s hikes were plenty hot and sunny, leaving some very tired pups at the end of each hike. Our furry hikers included Jax and Niko, Mozart, Ellie, Jack, Lola, Lu and Otis. We traveled the Chapman Drive, Rangeview, Big Bluestem, Shanahan and Mesa Trails as the pups panted their way through each mile, with lots of breaks for shade and water. Great job, doggos!

Huge Week of Wonderful, Summertime Hikes!

Posted by on July 29, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Huge Week of Wonderful, Summertime Hikes!
We really racked up the miles this week on the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Chapman Drive, Tenderfoot, Big Bluestem and Joder Ranch Trails. We had a wonderful week with Jack, Lu, Mozart, Jax, Niko and Lola, which was made even better by the addition of our newest pack member, Ellie, an affectionate Labrador Retriever who really loves to hike, and enjoys a good cuddle at lunch time. Welcome to the pack, sweet girl!

Beautiful, Summertime Hikes!

Posted by on July 25, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Beautiful, Summertime Hikes!

Well, just like last week’s hikes, this week’s hikes were nice and hot! The pups did a great job handling the heat, as we traveled the Mesa, Chapman Drive, Ranger, Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails. Our furry hikers included Jax and Niko, Mozart, Lu, Jack, Lola, Gracy, Otis and our new friend, Freedom. Freedom is a very sweet Siberian Husky who loves to hike and really enjoys the company of the other dogs. Welcome to the pack, sweetheart!

Hot and Happy on the Trail!

Posted by on July 15, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Hot and Happy on the Trail!

Well, it was another week of very warm hikes. We racked up the miles on the Chapman Drive, Tenderfoot, Mesa, Bear Canyon, Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails. Our furry hikers included Jack, Lola, Otis and our new friends, Jax and Niko, and Maple. Jax is a Pit Bull, Niko is a Cattle Dog mix, and Maple is also a Cattle Dog mix. They are all great hikers and very sweet pups. Welcome to the pack, friends!

 

Toasty on the Trail!

Posted by on July 8, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Toasty on the Trail!

This week’s hikes with Lu, Shiva, Jack and Lola were nice and hot. We had lots of breaks for shade and water as we traveled the Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Mesa, Homestead and Shadow Canyon Trails. Wildflowers are everywhere, trailside grasses in some places are chest-high, and the dragonflies, butterflies, hummingbirds and bees are out in full-force. We’re so fortunate to have such beautiful places to hike!

Huge Week of Summertime Hikes!

Posted by on July 1, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Huge Week of Summertime Hikes!

The pups worked really hard in the heat this week on the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North, Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Bear Canyon and Mesa Trails. Our furry hikers included Otis, Lu, Lola, Jack, Gracy and Mozart. We all had a splendid time together, enjoying the sights, sounds and scents of the trail!

Beautiful, Summertime Hikes!

Posted by on June 24, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Beautiful, Summertime Hikes!

This week’s hikes with Jack, Lola, Rocco, Gracy, Juliet, Mozart, Lu and Otis were wonderful. We traveled the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North, Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails amidst a wildflower-studded landscape, with bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to match!

Big Week of Hot Hikes!

Posted by on June 20, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of Hot Hikes!

This week’s hikes on the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista, Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Homestead, Mesa and Shadow Canyon Trails were quite toasty! The pups all did a great job, and we managed to stay relatively cool with lots of shade and water breaks. Our furry hikers included Jack, Otis, Lu, Gracy and Maple, who ambled happily through wildflowers, butterflies and bird song, as we racked up the miles in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

Big Week on the Big Bluestem!

Posted by on June 9, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week on the Big Bluestem!

This week’s hikes on the Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails were wet and wonderful! Last week’s snow is still melting and flowing down the trails, turning them into temporary waterways, which the pups absolutely love! Our furry hikers included Jack, Mozart, Lola, Lu, Izegem, Gracy and our new friend, Maple. She is a very sweet Australian Shepherd mix puppy, and she loves to hike and socialize. Welcome to the pack, sweetheart!

Sunny and Warm on the Trail!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Sunny and Warm on the Trail!

Well, it seems it’s finally time for tee shirts and shorts, as our hikes this week with Gracy, Lu, Mozart and Jack were quite warm, which also means lots of sunscreen and extra water! We traveled on the Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista and Joder Ranch Trails amidst a symphony of birdsong and ample sunshine bathing emerald hills. As usual, we had great workouts and enjoyed each other’s company. We’re looking forward to the heat of summer!

Big, Springtime Hikes!

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big, Springtime Hikes!

Well, we managed to take our wonderful hikes this week before our unusual May snow storm arrived. It was one last reminder of Winter before the heat of Summer arrives. We hiked this week with our furry friends Gracy, Lu, Otis, Mozart and Jack, on the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North, Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails. Our hikes are always great, but they can always be improved by having Owen with us. Now that he has finished his freshman year at CU-Boulder, he’s able to join us on hikes, again, and we’re all very happy about that! Here’s to many more!

Beautiful, Springtime Hikes!

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Beautiful, Springtime Hikes!

Our first hike this week was chilly, but the heat finally showed up at the end of the week. Our furry friends included Mozart, Gracy, Rocco, Lu and Jack, who happily sniffed their way along the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North, Mesa and Woods Quarry Trails. Birds are chirping, snakes are slithering, frogs are croaking, and the landscape is exploding into color!

Cool and Cloudy in the Foothills!

Posted by on April 29, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Cool and Cloudy in the Foothills!

This week’s hikes with Gracy, Lu, Darwin, Gyda, Mozart and Jack were refreshingly cool. We traveled the Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails as our spring reawakening steadily marches along. It won’t be long before the heat arrives!

Springtime on the Trail!

Posted by on April 21, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Springtime on the Trail!

Our hikes this week with Mozart, Otis, Gracy, Lu and Jack were at opposite ends of the Springtime spectrum: one was warm and sunny and the other was chilly and rainy, and both were wonderful! We traveled the Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails, amidst ever-increasing greenery and animal activity. We were surrounded by wild turkeys gobbling away in the distance and all kinds of song birds singing their catchy tunes. We even came upon a big, friendly bull snake sunning herself on the trail! What a wonderful place!

Warm, Springtime Hikes!

Posted by on April 15, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Warm, Springtime Hikes!

There was plenty of warmth and sunshine on our hikes this week with Lu, Gracy and Jack. We traveled on the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North and Mesa Trails under blue skies and fluffy, white clouds. Every week, more wildflower species make their debuts, and more animals are becoming active, including rattlesnakes! We encountered two of them this week, but at a safe distance. The dogs didn’t even notice them!

 

Snow and Sun on the Trail!

Posted by on April 8, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Snow and Sun on the Trail!

A little blast of winter came with this week’s hikes, which was quickly followed by lots of sunshine and melting snow. We were joined this week by Gracy, Lu, Otis, Jack and Mozart, as we traveled the Big Bluestem, Shanahan, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails. The Earth is really waking up out there, with chirping birds above, wildflowers below, and everything else in between!

Chilly, Springtime Hikes!

Posted by on March 31, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Chilly, Springtime Hikes!

This week’s hikes with Mozart, Jack, Izegem, Gracy and Otis were seasonably cool and even rainy at times. We traveled on the Chapman Drive, Tenderfoot, Joder Ranch, Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails amidst an increasing number of wildflowers, birds and butterflies. It won’t be long before trickling springs, brooks and creeks turn into flowing rivers of melted snow, and thunderstorms become regular visitors, bringing with them an explosion of life and color!

Early Springtime Hikes!

Posted by on March 18, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Early Springtime Hikes!

This week of hikes started out chilly and became progressively warmer and greener. By the end of the week we were in shorts, and the pups were doing some pretty good panting! This week’s hikers included Jack, Lu, Penny, Walter, Shelby, Juliet, Gracy, Otis and our new friends, Arlo and Mozart. They are Labrador Retrievers who love life on the trail. Welcome to the pack, buddies! We traveled the Doudy Draw, Spring Brook North, Mesa, Royal Arch, Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails amidst an early Spring. Wildflowers are starting to bloom, butterflies are zooming around, and that sweet, Springtime aroma is in the air!

Huge Week of Hikes!

Posted by on March 11, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Huge Week of Hikes!

Our five hikes this week produced a lot of tired pups and two tired people! Our furry hikers included Jack, Penny, Walter, Sergeant, Simona, Shiva, Shelby, Juliet, Gracy, Darwin, Gyda and our two new friends, Lu and Otis. Lu is a Curly Coated Retriever and Otis is a Rottweiler/Appenzeller mix. They’re great hikers and they both enjoy cuddling at lunchtime. Welcome to the pack, sweet pups! We traveled on the Big Blue Stem, North and South Shanahan, South Mesa, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista South, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails amidst lots of wind, sunshine and amazing views. Everyone racked up the miles and earned a good rest!

 

Spring’s Around the Corner!

Posted by on March 4, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Spring’s Around the Corner!

This week’s hikes with Gracy, Izegem, Sergeant, Simona, Shelby, Juliet, and our new furry friends, Penny and Walter, were wonderful! Penny is a Boxer and Walter is a Whoodle. They are great hikers and really sweet dogs. Welcome to the pack, pups! We traveled on the Mesa, Skunk Canyon, Kohler Mesa, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Doudy Draw and Spring Brook North Trails amidst an early change of seasons. Lots of green things are coming up out there and we’re seeing a lot more animal activity. It’s awesome to experience the primal flux in such an amazing place!

Return to Winter!

Posted by on February 25, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Return to Winter!

Well, we started this week of hikes on a very warm note and ended on a very cold one. It was beginning to feel a lot like May out there, but we were quickly reminded that it is still February! This week’s furry hikers included Roger, Jack, Gracie, Neko, Shelby and Juliet. We traveled on the Mesa, Woods Quarry, Lefthand, Sage, Big Blue Stem and Shanahan Trails. We all had great workouts and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the trail.

Beautiful, Balmy, February Hikes!

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Beautiful, Balmy, February Hikes!

This week’s hikes on the Chapman Drive, Tenderfoot, Doudy Draw and Spring Brook North Trails were absolutely wonderful! The trails were dry, the air was warm, the sun was shining, and the pups were panting! It felt more like May than February, and we saw lots of green things starting to pop up. Our furry hikers included Gracie, Neko, Jack, Gracy, Shelby and Juliet. As usual, we all had a great time exercising together and enjoying nature in our big, beautiful, Boulder backyard!

Big Week of Fantastic, February Hikes!

Posted by on February 10, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Big Week of Fantastic, February Hikes!

Our three hikes this week were wonderful! We traveled the South Mesa, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Doudy Draw, Flatirons Vista South and Joder Ranch Trails with Jack, Neko, Darwin, Gyda, Gracy and our new friends, Shelby and Juliet. Shelby is a yellow Labrador Retriever and Juliet is a Labrador Retriever/Border Collie mix. They’re great hikers and sweet pups. Welcome to the pack, girls!

Frigid and Frosty in the Foothills!

Posted by on February 4, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Frigid and Frosty in the Foothills!

This week’s hikes included Gracy, Jack, Sergeant, Simona, Shiva and our new friends, Gracie and Neko. Gracie, a Border Collie mix and Neko, a Blue Heeler, are wonderful pups and great hikers. Welcome to the pack, sweet girls! We traveled the Chapman Drive, Tenderfoot, Doudy Draw and Spring Brook North Trails amidst a frosty landscape of ice crystals and mist. A couple of mild ice storms produced conditions that were quite unusual for Colorado in February, and we’re really glad we were able to experience them with all of our furry friends!

Sunny Skies and Snowy Trails!

Posted by on January 27, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Sunny Skies and Snowy Trails!

Our hikes this week on the Big Blue Stem, Shanahan North and South, Mesa and Joder Ranch Trails included Gracy, Izegem, Sergeant, Simona and Jack. We found the remains of another fresh, mountain lion deer kill on the north fork of the Shanahan, an entire spinal column with the skull, part of the pelvis and an antler. Boy, those cats sure can pick ’em clean! As usual, we had great workouts, got lots of fresh air and loved spending the day together.

Beautiful Week of Boulder Hikes!

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Beautiful Week of Boulder Hikes!

This week’s hikes with Gracy, Rocco and Jack were wonderful! We traveled on the South Mesa, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails amidst ample sunshine and warmth. On the Tenderfoot Trail, we found a severed deer leg from a fresh mountain lion kill, a reminder that even though the bears are asleep, our large, feline friends are still very active in the winter!

Cold Air and Crunchy Trails!

Posted by on January 14, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Cold Air and Crunchy Trails!

This week’s hikes with Sergeant, Simona, Jack and Izegem were a great way to kick off the 2017 hiking season, which, of course, encompasses the entire year! We traveled on the South Mesa, Homestead, Shadow Canyon, Big Bluestem and Shanahan Trails. Boot spikes were a must, as the trails were pretty crunchy and slippery with snow and ice; the pups had no trouble digging in with their claws, though. By the end of the hike, they all had received pretty good pedicures!

Sunny, Wintertime Hikes in Boulder!

Posted by on December 30, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Sunny, Wintertime Hikes in Boulder!

We had two great hikes this week with Izegem, Gracy, Jack and Rocco. We traveled on the Joder Ranch, Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trails amidst cold air, sunny skies and trails still a little crunchy with snow and ice. As usual, we all had a great time and the pups hiked their little paws off! What a great year of hikes it has been! Looking forward to more great adventures in 2017!

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