Monday, November 4, 2013

Mileage and Vertical Feet

The fall is a great time to hike: gorgeous colors, stable weather, no crowds. Sure, days have gotten short, but with an early start we still have enough time to get things done. Today, rather than describing a new adventure, I would like to answer the questions from yesterday's post.


My special friend Christa, taking dictation from Bruno, asked us how many miles we walked to ascend to 8000 feet on our Mannlibode loop hike from last Sunday.
The uphill stretch from the valley floor (4300 ft) to the top (8000 ft) was about three miles, and the whole hike was approximately nine miles. (Mom felt it. I didn't.)


My godson Bouncing Bertie also asked me a good question on behalf of his mom Gail, who would like to know if dachshunds suffer altitude sickness.


I don't know about dachshunds in general, but this particular bold and savvy sausage (me!) doesn't seem to feel the elevation at all. (Mom does.)


I just keep on wagging! :)

15 comments:

  1. Looks awesome. And of course dogs are better hikers than people.

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  2. Oh Tootsie, I am so glad you are good with heights. Gail tells me she felt very sick, which is almost unknown for her, when she took the train up to the Jungfraujoch many years ago.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  3. Amazing photographs! I have problems with heights and that one.... whew! :-)

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  4. Pretty place to hike. Not sure I could make that one though. :)

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  5. Long pawsome hikes with your humans are the best! *Waggy tail*

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  6. Gorgeous pictures. Seems like a great place.

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  7. You're so brave Tootsie, that last pic sure looks like a scary drop!!

    Take care

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  8. That looks like such a pawesome trek! I want to come hiking with you sometime.

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  9. That must be a wonderful place, I'm sure... but it's very high, maybe I'm not brave enough, I'm a flat country -guy :o)
    Tootsie, please send me your adress you won at my haunted house ( arttecforu at aol dot com )

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  10. Wow, that is so high! You are really on the top of the world! Lee and Phod

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  11. Oh, those fall colors! I can see how you want to keep on walking and enjoy the sights!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  12. Sounds you and Mom had a great time! Love all pictures!

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  13. I LOLed at the savvy sausage part!! :)

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