The Whippenberg

 

For Picchu’s second birthday Sunday we went on a mountain-climbing extravaganza in the Catskills. 

Bob and the Birthday Girl, Picchu

Bob and the Birthday Girl, Picchu, on our latest Catskills adventure

Bob, Biski and Sesame on the trail up Wittenberg

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 whippets

C-Biscuit and Sesame, sherpa dogs

 

Sesame and Biski look for a way around the rock-scaling, but there isn't one

Sesame and Biski look for a way around the rock-scaling, but there isn't one

 

Why the pack wears harnesses/backpacks: "Ok, hoist them up!"

Why the dogs wear harnesses/backpacks: "Ok, hoist them up!"

 

The Whippenberg: Shira and the whippet pack atop Wittenberg

The Whippenberg: Shira and the whippet pack atop the mountain formerly known as The Wittenberg

 

Biski billygoating on top of the mountain

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

Shira, Sesame, Biski, Picchu: Brrrrr

 

Bob herds the whippets on a side excursion to Cornell Mtn

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

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

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

After two nights in arctic temperatures, Bob & the packette are ready to head home. Next stop: Rockettes audition!

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2 responses to “The Whippenberg

  1. Annelies Edelman

    Hello there,

    I was searching information about Whippets and mountains on the internet. And then google found your site! I was thrilled. We ourselves have a Rhodesian Ridgeback bitch. She is 14 months old. When she is about 2 years old, we want a second dog. Of course we thought about a second Ridgeback. But that’s a fullhouse! So I searched for another smaller rase which have some of the characteristics of a Ridgeback. Than I found the Whippet. Beautifull animal. My only conserne was: is a whippet able to walk through the mountains? And there was your site! Fantastic. We also have a lot of gear from ruff wear for our Ridgeback. She loves the mountains. I hope we can take a whippet, so she can play whith a mate through the mountains. Thanks for your beautifull pictures!

    Greetings,
    Annelies Edelman
    The Netherlands

    • sesameseedfund

      Wonderful, glad to hear it. What a lucky whippet that will be! They might look delicate, but they’re not. They certainly enjoy the wilderness as much as the next dog – they just need an extra coat.

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