Today we started our January tour as part of the Virtual Doghiking Challenge. Since I wanted to go without a car, we picked out a route around the chimney at home.
While the youngster was allowed to work properly, the wire brush was usually there in freewheel mode.
Nice round that showed us again how nice we live.
5 days ago
On August 29th, 2020 the time had finally come. The first dog trekking this year was on. It was the first dog trekking that the little Malamute was supposed to do.
According to his age and taking into account the age of my wire brush, I decided on the 36 km tour, during which we had to overcome about 900 meters in altitude.The adventure begins on Friday. After arriving at the campsite in Osterode, old friends and new faces are greeted first. Due to the friendly nature of this community, a troop for tomorrow can be found quickly. We even have our own stamp booklet, in which the evidence for the kilometers conquered can be found.
After setting up the tent, checking the inventory, taking a short break and discussing the route, it's time to get into the bunks. After all, the alarm clock is set to four o'clock.The merciless noise then drives us out of calm that we found late. The initial tiredness disappears quickly in view of the anticipation. Some worry gets lost in my mind. Is the bear really ready, how is Bluna coping with it all? Will they make the tour or will the tour make them?So it starts with mixed feelings. Our troop is mixed, but so balanced that everyone can find the right "tempo partner" for themselves. And so the kilometers fly past us on fun, exciting single trails and wide paths that encourage relaxation.We are back at the finish line faster than expected and surprisingly fresh. Big grins on all faces and a germinating thought in the head that in the coming year the hike (approx. 50-60 km) would be targeted.After the fur friends have been taken care of, a fresh coffee awaits me (even with soy milk :)), which I promised myself before the trail. The day ends with nice conversations, relaxed and relaxed around the campfire.At some point, it's already headlamp time, I'll lie between my calmly breathing companions and look forward to a good night's sleep. Gratefully my hand runs through fluffy fur. I'm already looking forward to the next adventure!P.S. thanks to the organization of Harz Dogtrekking! It was a lot of fun and we're looking forward to next year!
September 3, 2020