Monday, February 24, 2014

Mount Bar

Here I am on my way up Mount Bar, a 6000 foot dome-shaped peak in the Lugano area and a premier destination for snowshoeing, ski-mountaineering, and winter doggy hiking.


Mount Bar offers lofty alpine views and lots of snow to scratch your snout with.


Here I am at the top. Yes, Dachshund Daddy hauled my pet carrier all the way up the mountain so I could engage in my favorite summit burrowing activities.


Here's Ambra, staring at my pet carrier slung over DD's shoulder. She's probably wondering why the bag is barking at her. Hint: I'm in it.

You can see Lake Lugano in the distance.


Here's Ambra playing with Nando on the flat top of Mount Bar…


triggering a major dachshund bark-o-fest.


I didn't just bark: I also made several blanket statements.


I always give DD a hard time when it's time to go and he kindly asks me to come out of my burrow. Eventually, he flushes me out by offering me a serving of carrots.


Fur disclosure. I walked 95% of the way up, but I had trouble on the way down. It was warmer and the snow could no longer hold my weight, so I kept postholing and DD had to carry me. He was wearing snowshoes but, unfortunately, they don't make snowshoes for dachshunds yet.


  1. very pretty but it sure looks cold!

    retro rover

  2. Wonderful photos! Sounds like a fun adventure, but it's too bad you don't have snowshoes!

  3. Wow Tootsie that was an adventure! I think next time you should get Dachshund-snowshoes, then you can manage even the mount everest :o)

  4. Hey Tootsie

    Thanks for the full disclosure buddy - 95% is still a valiant effort! You're funny and very lucky to play in snow, I'm still hoping one day I'll get to see some, I'm nearly 4 and no sign of any yet - sigh!

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  5. What a fun spot. Looks a great adventure.

  6. Tootsie, what gorgeous views on your hike! I am so jealous. I love your little burrow too. You look like you were nice and toasty warm in there.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  7. That is a breathtaking view. What a great Dachshund Daddy to carry you up to play. I'm sure doggie snowshoes are going to be available soon for you. LOL

  8. I did a search for doggie snowshoes online a couple of weeks ago and you're in luck! They do make them!

  9. It looks like great adventures ! Purrs

  10. We like your burrow...just the thing for a dackle.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  11. Tootsie! It looks like you're on top of the world! What beauty :-)

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

  12. Wow-- you had a beautiful adventure!

  13. Walking that far is an achievement. We understand the sink-y snow. We think we need snowshoes too!

  14. You know, I think there's an untapped market for dachshund snowshoes. You could design some and make a fortune!

  15. Tootsie we are so SO envious of your glorious walk.
    Toodle pip and Cheers!
    Bertie and Gail.


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