Monday, May 18, 2009

a rockin good time!

On Saturday after cheering on Agatha and meeting my dog bloggie friends Archie, Toffee and Riley, I had even more fun.  Can you believe it??? MORE FUN?????

Since we were in the area, we stopped at Wachusett Mountain! It is a great skiing area filled with hiking trails during the off season.  Here's proof right at the base. See how I tamed the polar bear next to me! Hee hee what a silly bench.  

I looked up some tidbits to share with you from my norwoodwikipedia: 
- Wachusett is the Algonquin Indian Word for "the Great Hill"
- The first skiing trails on Wachusett Mountain were cut by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s (Pine Hill Trail 1934; Balance Rock Trail 1937).
- Highest mountain in Massachusetts east of the Connecticut River.
- Largest “Monadnock” (Indian word for mountain that stands alone) east of the 
- Home to the only known Old Growth Forest east of the Connecticut River.  
(Some of the trees here are over 350 years old!)
- Panoramic 360-degree views from the summit; including view of Boston 
Skyline to the east.

Here's the lodge and a view of the mountain from below.  Okay that's enough! Let's get hiking please.  Hmm I may need some music.  Nope moving to fast... can't sing. 
I decided to follow the Balance Rock Trail!
Look at that.. I know why they call it Balance Rock trail???!!!  My norwoodwiki says glacier activity moved these boulders into this position. Who am I to argue?  Unless Fred Flintstone knows otherwise I will have to agree. 
Oh I mastered a new pose.  A slight lean back with shoulder raised.  Nice?-huh? Don't worry there's more from this hike.. to be continued.  


  1. It's about a 105 degrees where we are! I am jealous of this great place. I would love to take Africa for a walk there!

    Kasha and Africa

  2. Hi Goofball-

    More funballas-- rockin and a rollin' with a little edumacation too. You sure are somethang. Cool pal you met too!


  3. What awesome rocks, Norwood! We're holding our breath that they don't take a tumble!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. You've got it going with that new pose Norwood. Is Hollywood knocking on your door yet? Great Norwoodwikipedia info! Thanks for taking us to this new place...LOVED IT!
    your human friend,

  5. I thought Wachussetts mountain had snow on it. Shows what I know.


  6. Wow are quite the adventurer lately! I loved this walk...and I love having a nice "Animosh" friend like you! (that word is "Dog" in Algonquin). Aren't you glad we both have such great computer skills! I think I'm going to practice your new pose for my next photoshoot...let's see, a sligh lean back with shoulder raised...I'll have to remember that!
    love ya,

  7. Now you're talking!!!! Stumpy grew up hiking Wachsett, and I grew up skiing there (about a million years ago) did you visit Echo lake? That was our favorite stop, in the summer.

  8. I love that last photo of you Norwood! You are such a poser BOL
    Big licks to you

  9. Hi Norwood! We are new visitors to your blog but we really like it! Mom especially loves all the cute pictures of you and the norwoodikipeida!!

    We hope we can be new friends! Stop by and visit us sometime. We'll be back to visit you soon, too :)

    Wags and woofs,
    Benson and Gibson

  10. Nowwood
    How can you stand so much fun in one day???
    Those twails and views awe gowgeous.

    That pose qualifies you as a soopewmodel!
    Smoochie kisses

  11. Oh what fun Norwood. Meeting all your friends and then getting to go to the wonderful park.
    A glacier also went through the area that mom and dad grew up in.. Oh that is Wisconsin. The rock formations there are just beautiful too.. Thanks for sharing. We love your pose..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  12. What a great place to hike, lucky dog you are

  13. That does look a great place to visit Norwood. Those rocks are huge! :-)

    Holly & Zac...XX

  14. Love the new pose!!!! Wish we could have been there with you. Looks like a great hike and lots of sniffs.
    Ernie & Sasha

  15. That looks like such a cool place! Mommee is scared to think of people skiing there...soo many trees to hit!! (mommee is not a very good skier)

    Gus and Waldo

  16. WE PASSED THE SIGN FOR THAT ON THE WAY HOME!!!! We have GOT to go there....... The new pose is very very all the male models..Love A+A(Archie has been trying to perfect it but keeps falling over0

  17. That place looks great with all those trails, trees and pawsome rocks! Your Norwoodpedia is pawtastic!
    Your new pose is cool!



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