Whenever Mom and I go hiking, I can count on stopping a lot so she can pull out her phone. She loves taking photos of me. And, I don’t mind. After all, I can’t do it myself.
It’s so hot right now that I thought it would be cool (ha!) to share some of my favorite “selfies” from the last six months, starting with some snowy ones. I must say I wouldn’t mind rolling around in the white stuff right about now. And, I look gooood!
I’d love to see some of your selfies!
Here I am, romping in the snow at Glen Echo Park right here in Stoughton. The deeper the snow, the better!
I remember this trip. Mom and I walked all the way around DW Field Park in the snow. And, when it was time to go back to the car, we decided to cut across the causeway to save some time. It took forever for us to make it all the way across—the snow came up to my chest and up to Mom’s knees.
I told her she shouldn’t have worn sneakers.
We didn’t stray very far afield when it was snowy out. Luckily we have Glen Echo Park right across the street from our house. There are always lots of trees that have fallen across the path so I always have something to climb over and chew on.
Wolcott Path was the perfect place to stretch my legs and pad along the leaf-packed trail. The January snow had melted, and we went about 6 miles that day!
February 21 and 22
Late in February, my family left me behind for a ski trip to Vermont. I got to play with my friends at Dogtopia for a couple days. My family wore weird glasses on their faces and strapped sticks onto their feet so they could “ski” on the snow. That makes no sense to me.
Here’s Mom taking a selfie while hiking Long Trail. In this area, it’s also part of the Appalachian Trail.
And, here she is hiking near Grout Pond. It looks like it had been snowing pretty hard, but she said the trail was well marked. Too bad there was so much snow melting under the surface crust. She told me she had to turn back because she forgot her hiking boots and didn’t want to get her feet wet!
Haley hasn’t gone hiking with us since we wandered Fowl Meadow in the blazing heat back in August. She definitely preferred to go skiing at Stratton Mountain.
There were two big white birds swimming around Glen Echo Lake while we were there. I raced over to tell Mom, but she’d already seen them. She said they are called swans. I think those birds were trying to tell me something. They kept making weird honking sounds. I really wanted to chase them, but I would have had to swim, and the water was too cold. So, I chased Mom instead!
The snow finally started to melt so I could get my feet wet at Ponkapoag Pond. The sunshine felt warm, but the water was cold!
We took a long car ride to visit my cousin Coco in Gorham, Maine. While we were there, Mom and I checked out Claire Drew Trails. The snow hadn’t quite melted all the way, so it was squishy in some places.
This was one of our longest hikes of the spring. We parked in one of the lots on Route 28, and went up Hawk Hill. Then we wandered around the top for a while until we found a trail down. It was fun, but I think Mom was getting frustrated!
I couldn’t take my eyes off the people climbing up and down the rock faces at Quincy Quarries. I still can’t figure out what they were doing up there. But, at least we got to walk all around the cliffs and along this boardwalk to the back side.
Spring finally arrived and with it one of my favorite snacks—grass! Some of the trails that wander through the woods around park headquarters have plenty of it, so I was a happy girl. On this day, we hiked all over—a little bit of the Skyline Trail, a stroll by Eliot Tower and even a portion of a Pipe Line Trail.
Mom got a new job in June, so we haven’t been hiking much lately. I hope we can get back to it sometime soon. Anyone want to join us? I’m sure we’ll have more selfies to share soon!