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Oregon Coast

Oregon coast.

Since this is a family-heavy climbing trip write-up anyway, thought we’d start things off with a Benny-centric weekend we had in Oregon 3 days before setting off for the UK. There was some guilt on our part since we were planning to leave our pup behind on what would normally be a long family outing to the mountains. And so we did a nice 12 mile day hike up Battle Ax Mountain in the Oregon Cascades on Saturday (with the highlight being a swimming session in Twin Lakes) followed by some Oregon coast canine shenanigans on Sunday.

Photos

Battle Ax Mountain

Come on let’s go, let’s go. Battle Ax Mountain bound (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Stick crazy (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Shirley, Benny, and Jefferson (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Summit of Battle Ax Mountain (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Benny in his element (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Summit of Battle Ax Mountain (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Benny’s motto when it comes to sticks is “the bigger, the better”…likes it when they fight back (July 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Descending the “backside” ridge off of Battle Ax Mountain & heading towards Twin Lakes (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Indian paintbrush (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Shirley & Benny descending Battle Ax Mountain (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Rhododendrons in bloom (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

What could be better than a swim in an alpine lake. Nothing!!


Battle Ax Mountain

Where’s the stick??!


Battle Ax Mountain

Swimming it up in Twin Lakes (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Benito (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Loving life (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Twin Lakes & Benny (June 2018).


Battle Ax Mountain

Twin Lakes (June 2018).


Oregon Coast

A tired mutt (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

Benny living it up (chasing large sticks) in the surf (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

Launching (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

The young dog and the sea (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

A tired pup (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

Shirley and Benny and the Pacific Ocean (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

…and launching. Both of our right shoulders have become overly developed ever since we have adopted Benny (July 2018).


Oregon Coast

Have stick, will travel (July 2018).


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