Sunday, April 12, 2009

Moab Mutt

This weekend I went on a climbing trip in Moab.  Millie went with me and enjoyed a weekend of camping (mostly in the rain), playing, learning she can't walk on water, watching people climb/rappel, and just having a good time.

She was really awesome, and kept people commenting on how they wanted a dog trained just like that.  From walking on a loose lead the whole way down a wet slick rock trail, to sleeping quietly by my side in the car, to relaxing as I climbed, she was an awesome girl for this weekend!!!  She wore a safety vest that also kept her from getting too wet as we hiked.

We got to rappel off Corona Arch.  This was such an amazing experience, but sooo scary to go over the first edge.  It was about 45ft after that that you passed under the bridge of the arch, and then nothing for about 100 ft!!!  Millie was hanging out under the arch as the first person came over it, and once they were hanging in thin air she barked!  She recovered quickly, but i do not think she ever expected to see a person dangling in midair.

 We also climbed a couple different routes on "Wall street" off Potash road.  

All in all it was a fun weekend that also gave me a good workout!!!  Thank you Mom, Dad and Grandma for the B-day went toward climbing shoes, and a whole lot of fun!!!


Becky said...

That sounds like you had so much fun. Good girl, Millie too! I don't think I could do the rappeling but you go girl!

Mitch and Mr. M said...

Hi! I'm Mitch! I'm going to be a first time puppy raiser in Utah County! I'm getting an "m" boy this friday too! Anyway, I think we met in February at the state workshop! I had Fullerton with me! Anyway, sounds like you had a fun trip!

Erin,Bubs,Tex and Veda said...

Ha yes that looks scary!! Glad you guys had fun! Millie is a great looking dog!!

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Wow, those are awesome photos! What an amazing experience, for you and Millie!

Madison and Andros said...

Looks like Miss Millie was a good girl and had a fun time

Emily and the Labradors said...

Sounds like such a great trip! Great pictures and how cool to rappel off that arch!