In early March, while I was having some quiet time in Idaho with Truffle and Grandpa and Mom was giving readings from Body of a Dancer in Chicago, Dachshund Daddy (back in Switzerland) biked-and-hiked to a wotten waven mountain called Cima di Fojorina.
The trailhead is in Cimadera, the highest willage in the Lugano area. Free bicycle parking is available by the Swisscom cell tower.
Late that Saturday night, Truffle and I got a doggygram from Toby. Toby was on his morning walkies when he met Dad near the trailhead.
The hike is easy and scenic. The summit area has lots of fascinating rocky outcroppings.
It was very hazy and the view from the top wasn't great, but what makes this particular hike memorable is the higher-than-average number of doggy encounters. Here are the Fluffaroos!
And here is Macchia, who walks like a little black bear.
Macchia was hanging out with her fur-brother John.
And here is Alaska!
Alaska is a puppy and really wanted to play with Dad, as she wrote in the doggy-gram she sent me.
Unfortunately, early March days are short and Trusty Steed 2 had to get Dad home before dark.
On the way home, in the town of Signora, this lovely creature started barking like crazy at Dad. We're going to call her Ms. Barker!