The Minnetonka Loop Trail System is out by my Gramma’s house and has tons of fun places for dogs to walk and have great adventures with their humans! Katie and I covered numerous miles of the trails ten years ago when we lived at Gramma’s house for a few months. Bailie has done a few walks, but Madison is new to it all! Last weekend, Mom took Bailie and Madison to the part that goes by Minnehaha Creek for their weekend walk.
Before they started walking, Mom sat them down to tell them a little bit about Minnehaha Creek. They had ants in their furry pants and just wanted to get hiking! Minnehaha Creek is actually twenty two miles long starting at Gray’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka, and ending in the Mississippi River right after the Minnehaha Falls. I visited the falls with Katie a few years ago in the winter which was really interesting. Did you know waterfalls can freeze? Only in Minnesota I guess.
They headed off, over the wooden bridge, over the creek, to the trail which runs next to the creek. I was there myself with Mom last fall and it was flooded!
Saturday, the weather was beautiful, but in the sunshine it was warm. Bailie saw the creek and was ready to jump right in. There is a small section of rapids which is where she wanted to head in. The water is beautiful and clear in this area, so Mom doesn’t mind us swimming there.
We all know Madison hasn’t had much exposure to water, but for some reason, she took a liking to the rapids area and headed into the creek all on her own. I think she spent most of her time drinking, but she also made progress in discovering water. Madison seems to have realized how nice water can be! She is pretty brave when she wants to be!
After her dip in the creek, Madison decided to put some shoes on. Remember, she has white paws and legs, but suddenly, they were black!
Bailie says Mom panicked and had Madison go right back into the water. Luckily, the mud stuff came right off. We do not want those dirty paws in the car – seat cover or not!
Once again the two crazy girls had damp furs, but were happy campers! It was getting time to head back to the car to go and visit Gramma.
On the way back over the bridge, Madison stopped to have a look at a canoe that had just passed under the bridge. She seemed a bit unsure about canoes.
Bailie also had a good look just in case there was any wildlife worth trying to catch down below, but nothing. They were walking on the Minnetonka Loop Trail System for almost an hour and did not see one critter!
As always, they had a great walk, and so did Mom. Who knows where the next adventure walk will be and if it will be with me or my sisters???