Turkey Run Adventure (Part II)

(Continued from Part I)

The grounds around our camping cabin were so dark and quiet that both Sid and I slept like rocks. Actually more like pug loaves. That is, until Sid’s internal clock kicked in and the thought of breakfast overtook his brain. I think he may have eaten breakfast at 5 am though it was too dark to tell. The sun hadn’t even thought about rising yet. After his breakfast and quick run into the cold pre-dawn morning for a bio break, he plunked right back onto my sleeping bag until the sun finally decided to show its bright face.



Sid was raring to go! We picked up my Mom at the Turkey Run Inn, and set a course for Trail 4. The weather was much warmer than the day before and the sun was shining brightly. It was certainly an ideal day to enjoy nature!


Trail 4 was not only very scenic and serene, but was also fairly easy on the legs. The end of Trail 4 connected up with a section of Trail 3 which is one of the most rugged trails at Turkey Run. Long sections of it wind through narrow canyons formed by the small but quick-moving creek below. It can be tricky navigating through the canyons and most first-timers end up half-soaked, caked in mud, and wondering if they are actually still on the trail. Sid didn’t seem to mind if he was on or off the trail, just as long as he was able to stroll through the water, and GET WET!


After a snack and a little relaxing, my Dad joined up with us and we headed to another trail – Trail 6. It also follows a creek, but the banks are much wider so it is a lot easier to navigate.


Even though the trails along along the banks were wide and flat, Sid spent most of his time hopping over logs, crawling on top of boulders, and wading right through the water.



And of course, he couldn’t resist one more pose on a rock! A true outdoorsman, I mean outdoorspug.


Then we hopped in the car for the trip back home. Sid was passed out (half-way out of his travel bag no less) the whole ride home. Guess all that fresh air and hiking wore him out.


We had so much fun at Turkey Run we’re going to go again in the Spring!

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7 Responses to “Turkey Run Adventure (Part II)”

  1. avatar Noodles Says:

    Hi Sid
    Were you off leash for part of that hike? How cool is that!!!! We can’t do that much right now – too many mountain lions and coyotes looking for water in the lower areas. Have you ever encountered a coyote? They consider us PUGS a snack. Kinda unnerving.
    Thanks for sharing your adventure. It was fun.
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar Idaho PugRanch Says:

    Sid you are a camping/hiking pro!!! that looked like a great place to hike and get wet.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. avatar Meredith & Scarlet Says:

    Sid, you are quite the handsome, rugged outdoors man! Good thing you know when breakfast time is even when your dad doesn’t.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. avatar Princess Leah Says:

    What an amazing walkies Sid, just pawsome. ANd, I luffs the pugpose, you look sooo handsome!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. avatar Steve Inman Says:

    Sid the Mountain Man!!! Well done, Sir!

    Love, Gampy

  6. avatar tweedles Says:

    I wish I could go camping with you Sid.. You have so much fun,, and you even put your footies in the cold river!

  7. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    That is such a beautiful place that we may have to check it out sometime. Donald would like it, Daisy would stay in the sleeping bag. 🙂 You definitely had fun, Sid!

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