I love living in The North End. Our cottage, which is located within a National Historic District, is a five minute walk to the charming bustling downtown Boise shops and restaurants in one direction, and a five minute walk in the other direction to the quiet rugged foothills of the Rocky Mountains. I feel like we have the best of both urban and country living here in The North End.
I try to take Tucker for a daily hike in the foothills (called The Boise Front) where dogs are allowed off-leash on many of the trails. Come on along with us today for our autumn walk on the Owls' Roost Trail.
It's a beautiful golden day, and I want to try out my new iPhone camera. This is my first smart phone, and I'm loving it.
Tucker always takes the lead on our hikes, running on ahead to investigate the trail. He never lets me out of his sight, though. He's afraid I'll get lost.
The Owls' Roost Trail winds in and out of the trees.
And through the meadows.
The trail is named for the owls that have their babies in the nearby cliffs and then teach them to fly and hunt here.
In the spring you can see them roosting in the trees and hear them hooting to each other.
Tucker always stops for his mid-hike drink from this little creek.
Then it's back through the trees on the way home.
This is Tucker's goofy look. I think he's saying, "Thanks! That was a blast!"
Thank you for coming along on our hike. I hope the rest of your day is wonderful!