Friday, May 9, 2014

Hiking with Dogs at Minnehaha Falls

Rocco, Gracie and Johann
Last FitDog Friday, we shared with you the first half of our day of hiking with Johann, Gracie and their mum. We started the day seeing some terrific views and waterfalls at Tallulah Gorge.

Today we're sharing the second half of our hiking day… where we discovered another beautiful waterfall at Minnehaha Falls in Rabun County, Georgia.

But first, there was the business of crossing the mountain stream!

Johann's mum reminded us that even though we could see the bottom of the stream, the depth could be deceiving. So she performed the "stick test" to make sure we could safely cross the stream. After we determined it wasn't too deep, we carefully traversed the stream, on the shallow side, of course!

Then it was off to find Minnehaha Falls.  We continued down a dirt road and thought we had missed it, but then we came across this unassuming entry to the 1.2 mile trail.

About .4 miles into the hike, we discovered the lower falls. First the pups explored the fresh, mountain stream.

And then we admired the lower falls!

But this was just a small taste of what we'd find further up the path.

We stopped here and spent some time enjoying the view. 

And we shared a YaffBar with the pups! These are energy bars you can share with your dog. Check out our YaffBars giveaway for a chance to try some out for yourself!

Rocco, Gracie and Johann stare down the YaffBar package! We all thought they were yummy!
After viewing the falls, we headed back down the trail and happy, tired pups slept on the way home.

This week, we're at BlogPaws and enjoying meeting some of  out FitDog Friday pals as well as many other bloggers and brands! We'll shared more about our BlogPaws trip in some upcoming posts.

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  1. The falls are just so pretty. Nature really at it's best. Looked like a lovely place for a walk. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I had no idea there was a second Minnehaha Falls! We have one in Minnesota. It is most definitely a place to see if you are in MN. Glad you guys had a great time with Leslie, Gracie and Johann!

  3. What a treat when I scrolled down and the falls were actually moving! Love this, and it looks like it was a beautiful hike for all.

  4. Hi Y'all!

    I was mesmerized by the waterfall!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. So jealous right now. Your pictures of the hike are beautiful!

  6. Wonderful pictures, and I really liked the surprise in the end. The water were actually moving! :)

  7. Hi Y'all!

    Had to come back to see that waterfall again!

    But more wish y'all a happy Mother's Day!!!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  8. So pretty. Bet that babbling brook sounded pretty
    Lily & Edward