Monday, September 14, 2009

Canicross Club Hike at Gunpowder Falls State Park

Wolfie and Anna canicross along side Acadia and me

Despite a somewhat wet and gray morning, our canicross hike Saturday morning was a nice and easy 3.5 mile ramble through the woods and along the Gunpowder River. Along for the hike was Anna and her Siberian Husky, Wolfie. Maryland Sled Dog Adventures veteran lead dog Alaskan Husky, Zoe and our leader in training Siberian Husky, Acadia, joined in. Both Zoe and Acadia were spot on with their "gees" and "haws." Along the way, we stopped several times to let the dogs swim and wade in the Gunpowder.

Acadia and Zoe work side by side

Our final Canicross Club Hike of the season is Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Sugarloaf Mountain in central Maryland (convenient to both Maryland and DC). Unlike our other hikes, this five mile hike begins at 9 am. An optional post hike excursion to the Sugarloaf Mountain Winery is planned for snacks and beverages. Cost for the hike is $10 per person, one dog per person please. For information and directions visit our Canicross Hike Schedule (scroll down until you see the Sugarloaf Mountain hike). Hiking boots, water for you and your dog, and a snack for you are recommended.

Wolfie and Acadia cool off in the Gunpowder River