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Bailey on Poke-O-Moonshine!
Bailey Van Halen Thomas Mozart Kathleen Clement The First enjoys the views from the summit of Poke-O-Moonshine. He says he takes great pride making it to the top and enjoys having his photo taken to remember the moment. Mister “The First” questions his family’s sanity for giving him such a long name but loves them just the same.
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Rudy on Dix Mountain
Rudy from Central Square, NY says he loves hiking almost as much as eating. After an energetic hike to the summit of Dix Mountain he couldn’t help but contemplate how awesome dinner would be once he got back to camp.
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Jake on Algonquin Peak
Rudi’s hiking partner Jake, also from Central Square, NY, sent this pic in from the summit of Algonquin Peak. He enjoys taking in the sights and eyeing up his next peek. Jake is a real go-getter. He and Rudy’s personalities compliment each other well and they love hiking together.
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Shenzi on Phelps Mountain
Shenzi from Hull, QC is seen here relaxing on the summit of Phelps Mountain. After the long hike she plopped down on the rock and didn't move. Shenzi says she’s always a bit perplexed and astonished from the view at the top. After a little downtime she’s eager to make her descent, knowing that she has plans to hike Cascade Mountain with friends the next day.
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Koty on Cascade Mountain
Shenzi’s friend Koty, also from Hull, QC, is seen here trekking up to the summit of Cascade Mountain. Koty, Shenzi, and fellow hiking partner Kabul enjoy running up and down Cascade’s glorious rock face while their owner struggles to climb the next step.
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Shenzi and Kabul on Cascade Mountain
Shenzi and Kabul take in the sights on Cascade Mountain.
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Kabul on Cascade Mountain
Kabul, like Shenzi, is astonished by the spectacular views Adirondack mountains have to offer.
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Maggie on Rattlesnake Mountain
Maggie from Schulyer Falls is grateful to live so close to awesome hiking opportunities. Here she is with her best friend and owner on Rattlesnake Mountain. Maggie says she has “trouble understanding why her hiking mates are so darn slow!” I asked her if she ever got tired and she replied, “Tired? I don't believe I’ve experienced that yet, but when given the opportunity, lying in some cool mud feels divine!”
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Macey on Azure Mountain
Macey Elinskas from Utica, NY is seen here on the summit of beautiful Azure Mountain. I asked what she thought of the journey and she simply replied, ‘I loved it!” Macey is a dog of few words when it comes to hiking in the Adirondacks.
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Katie and best friend Kim on Mount Marcy
Kati from Westport, NY enjoyed her first hike up Mount Marcy, the highest peak in The Adirondacks. Sensing her owners were worried she wouldn’t be able to make it, she responded by leading them both up and back down the mountain. I asked Katy what she felt like doing after the long like and she said, ‘Chase squirrels!” She’s a simple dog with simple pleasures.
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Katie on Pharaoh Mountain
Here’s Katy digging life on the summit of Pharaoh Mountain.
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Rocky takes a stroll on Lyon Mountain
“Hello, my name is Rocky. I’m from West Chazy, NY. I’m half Basset Hound and half German Shepard. Hey, you don’t see that everyday! Here I am on the summit of Lyon Mountain. End of story; now throw me a bone and we’re good!”
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Rocky conquers Lyon Mountain
Rocky II - This time I win!
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Tucker is tuckered on Wright Peak
Tucker from Plattsburgh, NY had a great time on the summit of Wright Peak. When asked how much energy he expelled on the climb he replied, “ Too much! That’s why my handler is going to carry me back down!” Tucker loves cracking jokes as much as he loves hiking.
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Tucker and pal on Wright Peak
Tucker opted out of carrying the supplies.
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Tucker on Wright Peak
“Would you mind cutting this up into smaller pieces so I could scarf it down?” -Tucker
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Ursa out on the trail
Saranac Laker Kevin Wooley sent this photo of his beloved dog Ursa Minor, who after years of loyalty is now in rock and roll doggie heaven. Kevin says, “Ursa was an excellent mountain climber. When she was older she would be able to guide you up and back down Saranac Lake’s famed Mount Baker with ease.”
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Ursa decompresses at The Waterhole in Saranac Lake
After one of Ursa and Kevin’s numerous trips up Mount Baker they would often stop down to The Waterhole in Saranac Lake for a little downtime. Ursa would sit and listen contently as her owner strummed a few chords for the patrons of the day. Kevin says, “Not only was she a skilled mountain climber but she loved music as well.” He thinks about Ursa often and will always cherish their time spent together. Here’s to you, Ursa!
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Ollie on top of Jay Mountain
My grandma shared your link with me! My name is Ollie :) My family and I go hiking about 3 times a week, rain or shine. I love running free through the trails, squishing my paws in the mud, searching for streams along the way to cool down or ponds to go swimming in and I love making new friends with the other families we see with their dogs.. Trails make me so excited sometimes I just can't control my speed and nearly knock people over because I am so anxious to get to the top. But when we get to the top the views are so beautiful, and my mom loves to take pictures of me! This picture was taken at the top of Jay Mountain :)
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Jack on Saint Regis Mountain
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Charlie, Lily, and Virginia on Haystack Mountain
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Charlie on Mount Colden
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Charlie at John Brown Farm in Lake Placid
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Bailey Van Halen Thomas Mozart Kathleen Clement The First on Panther Mountain
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Jake on Saint Regis Mountain
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Rudy on Saint Regis Mountain
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Maeby on Ampersand Mountain
Maeby from Erie, PA is enjoying the view from Ampersand Mountain. She sat motionless staring out towards the lake and mountains for a long while before finally laying down to rest. She looked forward to hiking down because afterwards she knew she would get to go for a swim in Middle Saranac Lake.
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Rocky on Bigelow Mountain
My name is Rocky. I love being outside. My family and I go on a lot of adventures. One time when I was playing in the snow I kept digging my head and flipping the snow into the air until I pulled a rabbit out of the snow bank. I am sorry I got side tracked, I am a husky you know! This is a picture of me on top of Bigelow Mountain. When we go for hikes I like to look at and smell every single thing. The best part is we never get lost because I leave a trail of fur behind for us to find our way back home.
My dog Bailey Van Halen Thomas Mozart Kathleen Clement The First loves hiking in the Adirondacks. This had me wondering if there were other canine’s that shared in the sentiment. Through the wonders of social media I decided to reach out. Low and behold many dogs responded. Not only did they share photos, they offered personal reflections about their Adirondack hiking adventures. Read the captions throughout the slideshow to learn more. Thanks to all the dogs who participated. It can’t be easy to work a computer without opposable thumbs.
If you’re a dog and would like to be included in this collection email your photos and personal reflections to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a human and you’re as inquisitive as these fine dogs, connect with me on any of the social media outlets listed below. I always try my best to be engaging, particularly when engaged.