Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Topsham Powerline ATV Trail

Drew found a new trail for us to walk, and the dogs seem to enjoy it. Drew has taken them out there several times, and he took me along this morning. The dogs did great and kept moving the entire time (80 minutes.) No sit-down strikes! Yay!
The trail follows the power line, and we picked it up at a church parking lot on Roman Rd., in Topsham.
There are lots of great smells yielding tons of "important" information for the dogs.
The trail goes over a small drainage creek and up a slight rise. 
Toby successfully walked over a small bridge, which made him a bit nervous, but he did it! Having limited sight is a detriment in this case.
We followed the trail until we were faced with a slope that my knees could not handle, whereupon we then went into the woods and walked along a dirt trail out to Rt. 24.
There are also some interesting animals to keep the pups entertained. Toby tends to sense things that we cannot see, and he started barking at the wooded area.
Then, there is an alpaca farm near the beginning of the route. The alpacas aren't used to us yet, and we think a male gave out the warning calls to his harem;-) It sounded like birds chirping! Ummm...I think I want to raise alpacas as they seem like the sweetest of animals! I am in love...
Toby finally decided that it was getting way too hot to walk, so after
this rest, we headed for home.

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