For Picchu’s second birthday Sunday we went on a mountain-climbing extravaganza in the Catskills.
Bob and the Birthday Girl, Picchu, on our latest Catskills adventure
Bob, Biski and Sesame on the trail up Wittenberg, cliffy in parts
Destination: Mt. Wittenberg, the most massive mountain in the Catskills, so it is referred to as The Wittenberg.
We were wondering if a whippet pack has ever scaled it before, and in honor of our expedition, decided to re-name the mountain The Whippenberg.
Two nights, three day-long hikes, all meals and accommodations, um, carried by everyone but Picchu.
C-Biscuit and Sesame, sherpa dogs
Sesame and Biski look for a way around the rock-scaling, but there isn't one
Why the dogs wear harnesses/backpacks: "Ok, hoist them up!"
The Whippenberg: Shira and the whippet pack atop the mountain formerly known as The Wittenberg
Biski billygoating on top of the mountain: "Will a pack member with opposable thumbs please step forward to release my lunch!"
Shira, Sesame, Biski, Picchu: Brrrrr
Bob herds the whippets on a side excursion to Cornell Mtn, overlooking Slide Mtn
The dogs huddling in the tent, shortly before moving into our double-wide sleeping bag
There's one in every pack who refuses to observe check-out time
After two nights in arctic temperatures, Bob & the packette are ready to head home. Next stop: Rockettes audition!
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