Hiking With Lewis

Moab, UT

Last week we explored a beautiful wide area of flat rock we called Bartlett Slickrock.  At the time we remarked how this would be a great place for Sue and Dave to take their dog, Lewis, as it is wide open and he could run all over the place.  Since today was their last day in Moab (they head to Salt Lake City tomorrow), Pam went over to their site in the morning and suggested we all (Lewis included) go out there for some exploration.  Lewis must have sensed that a hike was in his future as he bubbled over with enthusiasm.  An hour later we were all loaded in their car heading up the highway.

Dave’s rear view mirror view

Lewis had a grand time running along the rock, never getting too far away from the group.

Come on ladies, get a move on it!

Enjoying lunch on the rocks

Lunch with a view (and a furry paw)

Trimming a tree along the way

Three boys on the rocks


After three miles of hiking we returned to the car.  Lewis wasn’t moving quite as quickly as he was when we arrived, but he still had some fuel in the tank.  We stopped at Dave and Sue’s motorhome and dropped him off before heading into town for dinner and he quickly headed for the bed.  He’ll probably sleep well tonight!

Once in town we saw that the clouds had finally lifted off the nearby La Sal Mountains, exposing a heavy covering of snow.  The peaks have been hidden by clouds for most of our stay so it was nice to be able to clearly see the tallest of the peaks.

We’ve been traveling off and on with Dave and Sue since meeting up in Carson City, NV last September.  They are now headed northwest into Oregon and we will soon be headed to the northeast into Wyoming, then on to the east coast, so it will be quite a while before we cross paths again, probably next winter in Arizona.  Safe travels, Beluga!

We’ll only be here in Moab until Friday, but the nimble hiker has a few more adventures on her list to keep us busy.  More on that later . . .

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17 Responses to Hiking With Lewis

  1. Sue says:

    Loved the day, love the pictures, love the hikers…..my two favorite pictures are Lewis on the rock with flowers and the three hikers in the backseat! Bartlett Slick Rock was such a beautiful place for a nice long wander and lunch with a view. Thanks for taking us all!

  2. explorvistas says:

    The last photo of Lewis looks like it is straight out of The Lion King! 🙂

  3. Larry says:

    You guys are hiking machines.

  4. montanaclarks says:

    Always fun to see the pooches enjoying themselves!

  5. Sherry says:

    I really must meet Sue and Dave so I too can go hiking with Lewis. Love this post and lunch with paws. Beautiful picture of the La Sals and great pictures of Lewis obviously having a fantastic time. Didn’t know you’d be coming East. Hope we’ll be able to meet up somewhere. I’d love to have a hike planner….hint…hint.

  6. I enjoy hiking with dogs. They just have so much fun! Love that lunch with a view and paws photo.

  7. pmbweaver says:

    Looks like Lewis is enjoying the good life also.
    The La Sal Mountains are awesome!

  8. girlonahike says:

    I bet he had a blast! Love taking Charlie to Moab to run around too. – Alicia @ http://www.girlonahike.com

  9. Love standard poodles. Lewis looks like a very cool pup.

  10. Laurel says:

    Oh, how fun! Lewis looks totally at home in red rock country — those photos of him are priceless. I’ll bet you’re going to miss having Sue and Dave as caravaning buddies. But I’m sure you’ll figure out ways to keep yourselves busy. 🙂

  11. Sheila says:

    I always read your blog, along with Beluga, Good Times Rollin and Wandering Dawgs; don’t always comment! However, I do enjoy all. Love this one on Lewis’s hike!!!!

  12. Gay says:

    What a great day. You got some awesome pictures of Lewis…what a prince!

  13. Jacquie says:

    ‘Lunch with a view’ signature shot is especially appealing with that furry paw smack in the middle! He looked like he had a great time – as did you all. Your pics were beautiful. Your going to miss your travel buddies – and Lewis…

  14. LuAnn says:

    Lovely photos as always. It must be sad to say farewell after such a long visit with friends, Lewis included.

  15. Jodee Gravel says:

    What a fun and delightful hike and post, great pics. Can’t believe it’s been seven months!!

  16. geogypsy2u says:

    That, is one happy dog! Sasha would love it there, and Bill and I also.

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