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June 20, 2007

Yogi’s first summit

Filed under: Uncategorized — joannestamplis @ 8:42 pm

We took Yogi for a short climb last weekend. We climbed a short peak in the Central Oregon by the Sisters called The Wife, 7054 ft. Although the elevation gain was not much, a mere 1500ft, the mountain was quite flat so it took us 7 hrs to complete the climb. Yogi was so stong and he never complained. Toward the last mile he was definitely slowing down, poor pooch. There were sections during the climb where we have to cross these heavily sun-cupped snow fields. Crossing these fields was just such a pain and we kept slipping due to the numerous bumps and features. I kept looking at Yogi, constantly slipping and burrying his face in the snow but he never whined a bit. We are both so proud of Yogi, our little dog.


Yogi and Matt near the top of the Wife


Yogi looking out the edge of the mountain, wondering why we are doing this.


This is the newest new peak in Oregon. It was in the news last year when scientists detected a bulge: volcanic activity under the surface is pushing upwards in this spot and forming a new volcano. The equipment set up here is used to monitor this growth. Now we won’t have to come back in a million years when it’s bigger: we’ve already summited it!

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4 Comments »

  1. yogi is quite the adventurous dog, isn’t he? 😀

    Comment by Lil — June 21, 2007 @ 1:25 am

  2. Yeah, he is or at least we think he is :). He started out with so much energy, sprinting up and down the mountain. He almost dragging himself toward the last mile. If only he learn how to conserve his energy.

    Comment by joannestamplis — June 21, 2007 @ 8:23 am

  3. its up to you to teach him….why are u not telling him to slow down? 😛

    Comment by jerry — June 21, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

  4. He’s smart but not that smart. He won’t be able to understand why I don’t want him to run around.

    Comment by joannestamplis — June 21, 2007 @ 9:47 pm


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