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Lost Dog Wash - Benefit Hike

Sunday, October 28, 2012

This morning, the Sheltie Rescue hosted a hike at Lost Dog Wash Trail as a fundraiser for their non-profit. We made voluntary donations of $10 to help the Sheltie Rescue. I met up with fellow Sparker, HIKERBECKY, to drive out to east Scottsdale, AZ, to the trailhead.

While waiting for the group hike to begin, I shot a few photos of the dogs joining in the day's hike:

rescue poodle meets rescue sheltie

Thelma & Louise (seriously, their names are Thelma & Louise)

The hike was beautiful. A lovely desert trail in Arizona. Saguaros, Ocotillo, and lots & lots & lots of "Teddy Bear Cholla," the most vicious of the "jumping" cacti. In this photo of HIKERBECKY and me, the Teddy Bear Cholla are prominent. All that lovely looking fuzzy stuff is nasty cactus spines!

I'm on your left, HIKERBECKY on your right.

Lost Dog Wash, this is the dry wash, not the trail. We crossed it.

Here comes Becky!

The really tall cacti are Saguaro. In spring, they have crowns of gorgeous, huge, white blossoms - Arizona's state flower. The shorter, very round cacti are Barrel Cactus, and you can see the plethora of Teddy Bear Cholla!

I love views like this, where you see layer upon layer of hills/mountains going on seemingly forever.

We hiked a total of 4.4 miles, 1 hour 36 minutes. According to my android app, "Map My Hike," I burned 500 calories on this hike. And it was FUN!

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    Amazing! what an awesome cause and a beautiful trail!

    thanks for sharing!

    Thelma ans Louise how adorable!
    1957 days ago
    That is fun. I love the desert. ( I live in the high desert So. Calif) Wish I could have been there. We have adopted most of our dogs through out the years. emoticon
    1963 days ago
    Sounds like a great time for a great cause. Love the pix
    1965 days ago
    Great fun.. great View... thanks for sharing. Loved the photos. emoticon
    1966 days ago
    Sounds like fun! I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
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    1966 days ago
    Sounds like fun! I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing them.
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    1966 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    Wow! That's some hike! How creative of the Sheltie Rescue group to walk the Lost Dog Wash Trail. Your pictures are wonderful. I love the hills. I miss hills. The Piedmont is pretty flat where I live.

    You look great!
    1967 days ago
    Had a great time thanks for joining me!!
    1967 days ago
    Utterly gorgeous. And I love the name of the hike!
    1967 days ago
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