On our list of summer “hit list” was going out on a hike with the pups. With the summer heat packing a punch these days, it has been hard to get the motivation to hit the trails. Luckily, this Sunday had a nice breeze, beautiful skies, and while the weather was hot out, it was not muggy and sticky — just the right kind of day for a short hike with the boys (pups included). We had been eyeballing Peters Canyon Regional Park as a good place to check out, because of views of the lake, toddler appropriate trail distance, and location in Orange County. We were not disappointed.
Our Visit began as usual, with Tuggy paying special attention to the signs. He picked up his map and stopped to study it repeatedly during our first part of the hike. This made me a bit nervous, but soon enough the sounds of the birds, views of the lake, and other hikers distracted him from this little map he carried.
At one point of our hike, we ran across a lady who picked up the pace as she passed us up. Tuggy, the funny boy that he is, felt the need to challenge her to a race. I was too busy laughing to get a shot of this, but he took off running beside her up a hill. The woman laughed, and had a good time “racing him” and had a good laugh before she left us in the dust.
Despite not really being too far from homes and roads and traffic, the views were quite a treat.
And the boy could not have done better. All 2.5 miles of this trail, with no whining or complaining. This boy was a champ. Super proud of him. ❤