A forum for owners of the Siberian Husky.
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterRegisterLog in
Congratulations Jack and Jen B!, our August HOTM winners! HOTM - September : TBA!
Husky of the Month
Congrats Jack and Jen B,
our August HOTM Winners!
Far Away Places!





Thanks to all for this month's entries!
Forum Rules
1. Here we prefer clarity to agreement. Obviously not everyone is going to agree on a topic; here we prefer to talk out our differences in a respectful manner to ensure mutual understanding and respect.
2. Read the Stickies and Announcements. Each sub-forum may have specific rules which trump the Forum Rules in cases where there may be conflicting information. Read the rules of each board before you post so that you are clear on the expectations of the staff.
3. Respect ALL Staff and Admins. These people volunteer of their time and MUST be respected as well as their word adhered to. They are responsible for maintaining a free, open, clear and organized forum. Anyone found to be openly undermining any official ruling by a staff member will be warned.
4. Signatures: One picture only and no links. Images: To keep the forum looking neat and tidy, we ask that members insert just one picture only in their signatures. The picture should be no more than 200x500 pixels and should be of an appropriate subject, for example, your dogs and their names. Should you need assistance creating an appropriate signature, please PM an Admin and we would be happy to help! This is to ensure that signatures remain a welcome addition to our forum instead of a cumbersome distraction. Links: Hyperlinks in signatures--unless to a personal blog or photo stream of your dogs (like Flckr or Piscasa, for example)--are strictly prohibited. Please PM a staff member with any questions or concerns regarding this rule.
Rescue Spotlight
Our July Rescue is:

Hairy Houdini Husky Rescue!

Top Dog Website Award Winner!

Top Website
for
Siberian

Huskys


Share | .
 

 Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
jalepeno
Adult
Adult
avatar

Male Join date : 2010-12-22
Location : Portland, OR

PostSubject: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Thu May 22, 2014 7:01 pm

A good hike with dogs yesterday to Silver Star, behind Washougal, WA.
It was supposed to be clear, so we were surprised when we arrived at the trailhead to find we were in the clouds and it was 48 degrees.
The hike up was pretty uneventful.

I learned that in a pack, Bodhi has got to be first or he's going to kill me.
Lately, I've been having back pain, and my PT said to stop using the waist belt.
So with my hand through the loop, I held Bodhi back as he yanked.
When I got back to the car, my hand was red and swollen.

We were in the clouds the whole way until the last couple hundred feet.
On the way down, we followed the Tarbell Trail as the sun broke through.
We passed some small waterfalls in a green and shaded arc from a different ridge on a long traverse.
The dogs were happy to jump in pools at the bottom of the falls.


Silver Star north and Mt. St. Helens


dogs being fed non- Chinese jerky on top of Silver Star south


Mt. Hood to the southeast


dogs on top


Last edited by jalepeno on Tue May 27, 2014 1:30 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
jbealer
Husky Stalker
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Thu May 22, 2014 8:07 pm

nice day out! but shorts, burrrr
love hiking in the clouds. we are going to try for a 13er on sat... and a crazy early start time to reduce the chance of postholing....

_________________
Back to top Go down
amymeme
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Thu May 22, 2014 9:16 pm

@jbealer wrote:
nice day out! but shorts, burrrr
love hiking in the clouds. we are going to try for a 13er on sat... and a crazy early start time to reduce the chance of postholing....

OK - from a dummy Rolling Eyes : what is a 13er and what is postholing? Is this a western thing or a climbing thing?
Back to top Go down
jbealer
Husky Stalker
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Fri May 23, 2014 1:06 pm

Amy,
a 13er or a 14er is anything above 13,000ft/14,000ft most of the mountains i climb are above that here in CO, sometimes we do a 12er. we generally start at 9,000 or 10,000ft. Denver sits at 5,280ft.
and postholing is when you do winter or spring hiking and you are on trail that is covered in snow, and when it warms up you end up falling through and getting stuck, it sucks ass.  

this is my friends mom, 2 springs ago.

_________________
Back to top Go down
amymeme
Senior
Senior
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-12-20

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Fri May 23, 2014 1:11 pm

@jbealer wrote:
Amy,
a 13er or a 14er is anything above 13,000ft/14,000ft most of the mountains i climb are above that here in CO, sometimes we do a 12er. we generally start at 9,000 or 10,000ft. Denver sits at 5,280ft.
and postholing is when you do winter or spring hiking and you are on trail that is covered in snow, and when it warms up you end up falling through and getting stuck, it sucks ass.  

Wow - you must have some set of lungs and a whopping hemoglobin level!

So, postholing - that I've experienced - only less elegantly: tromping out to the compost pile in Feb. PIA!

Thanks, Jenn, for the infor. Tired of exposing my ignorance to the kids all the time!
Back to top Go down
kogapupup
Newborn
Newborn
avatar

Female Join date : 2013-05-24
Location : Encino, CA

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:27 am

That looks awesome.
Back to top Go down
Balto
Puppy
Puppy


Join date : 2013-05-25

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:59 am

i love it when you are above the clouds.. great pic..
http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=256&u=16006936

and what is that peak in the distance?
Back to top Go down
jbealer
Husky Stalker
avatar

Female Join date : 2009-05-29
Location : Denver, CO

PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:06 am

Mt. Hood. Its in all his pics Wink

_________________
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA   

Back to top Go down
 

Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Hiking with Dogs: Silver Star Mt, Washougal, WA
» Hiking With Dogs: Rogers Pass, Colorado
» Hiking with Dogs-North Star Mt., CO
» Hiking with Dogs - Gambrill State Park, Frederick MD
» Hiking with Dogs: Eagle Creek, Oregon

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
It's a Husky Thing - Siberian Husky Forum :: Advice and Discussion Forums :: The Great Outdoors-