Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hiking at Ledges State Park - Iowa's Best Park

Ledges State Park in Iowa is one of the oldest parks with picturesque sandstone bluffs over 100 feet tall on both sides of the canyon. It's been closed most of the summer because of the flooding but it finally opened this week and we went hiking. Because it's so steep, Mom decided I needed the backpack to slow my butt down. We hope you enjoy the pictures! Marco Polo and Thor with our sister's fur-kids: Whisper and Taylor.














Whisper always walks just behind Mom's feet so if she stops suddenly Whisper runs into her feet.

















Here we are leading the way!













Here we are resting by the Lost Canyon Lake.















Mom had to grab onto trees when the trail went downhill to keep from falling down.











Here I am looking adorable :) We are on the sandstone cliff hanging over the Des Moines River.













Can you see the Bald Eagle in the tree?













What is MP doing over there - Mom thinks he is going to fall off the rock.









Whisper loves to stand on Mom's leg - Isn't the Princess Cute?














Here we are trying to pull Mom down the steps.














Here's Stephanie, She's our Sister w/o fur.














Here's Thor washing Mom's nose hairs!














At the top of the Lost Canyon Lake Path





11 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOW!

All that fun AND a bald eagle too!!

Markho Polo was looking pawtikhularly handsome with his pakhk on!!!

Thanks fur sharing all these khool pikhs!!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Husky in the Window said...

What great pictures! You'all get to do such fun stuffs with you mom.
Of course we will be gald to send you some cookies to taste test.
Email mom at gerri.du@yahoo.com
You'll love em.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Cyber-sibes Star and Jack said...

Wooos, what a great place to hike! Woo look very chic in your backpack, MarcoPolo. And Thor, woo are sooo furry handsome. Wish we could join woo for your hike!

woos & a-rooos,
Star & Jack

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Wow! That was quite a day! It sure looks like a beautiful place!

Marco Polo, did you have to carry everybuddy's water?

The Thundering Herd said...

Awesome hike, though the Herd thought the humans carried the packs!

The OP Pack said...

We are just so jealous of woo again - another great hiking day!!!! And a bald eagle too. We see glen eagles here but they can't be as big as that bird. Looks like woo all had lots and lots of fun.

Woos, the OP Pack

Tracey and Huffle said...

Did the pack slow you down, MP? You get a lot of great walks, I must say.

Smooches to my MrSippi.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Woo Woo what a be-woo-tiful place. Maw loves the pitchers. Ever notice when behind one of us the scenery stays the same???

Husky kisses.
Biloxi

Simcha said...

Oh those are fantastic pictures! I wish I could have hiked along with you!

Simcha

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Did you have lots of treats in that backpack?

Steve

The Army of Four said...

Oh, what GORGEOUS pictures! I would love to go hiking with you!
Love,
Ammy