Walking the Closed Blue Ridge Parkway

Our part of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed every winter because of the snow that accumulates on the higher elevation roads, but we love the quiet walking times.

Kiska - You two know that the rangers are going to open this road any day now.

Better move into road block formation.


  1. Maxx on March 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Look at those pawsome tail works!!


  2. FiveSibesMom on March 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Love that furry formation! The prettiest road block we’ve ever seen!

  3. Ryker on March 17, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    roads made for the dogs, close them all to them pesky cars!

  4. Lisa alias Sitka's Mom on March 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Cute captions for those adorable pics.

  5. KB on March 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Too funny! You block that road, Sibes! I bet that it’s a disappointment when you no longer have it to yourselves. I feel that way about some 4wd roads that are closed to motorized traffic until Memorial Day. I love them in the winter!

    Thanks for the link to Sarge’s contest. My only hesitation is that I’m not local to your area – and it seems like a local organization with a community base. But, a $10 entry fee would certainly help them regardless of where I live. Anyway, I’m thinking about it… Thanks for your compliment.

  6. Huffle Mawson on March 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    So it’s not always QNTE always instigating trouble. Huh.

  7. Sychoberians on March 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm


    Remy and Flash

  8. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on March 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Wow the whole road to yourself! Make the most of it while you can πŸ™‚

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  9. The OP Pack on March 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    We walk in the road a lot too, something about not letting us soil the lawns, but we don’t have any parkways that we can stroll down. Bet you all cause quite the traffic jam with all the sightseers.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!!!

    Woos ~ O’Phantom, O’Thunder, and O’Ciara

  10. Hawk aka BrownDog on March 17, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Y’all,

    Talked to some family who stay in the mountains all winter. They said it was snowing in our neck of the mountains on Tuesday.

    The Humans are thinkin’ about going back the end of this month. They want to get some stuff out of the root cellar. Hope they pick a time when it’s not snowin’!

    I’ve blown a lot of my coat…I could freeze!

    Y’all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    P.S. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  11. Kari on March 17, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Nice that you get to enjoy the road sans cars!


  12. HUSKYS RULE on March 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Enjoy the (private) parkway while you can:-)
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  13. Anna the GSD on March 17, 2011 at 10:17 am

    How cool! You have the whole parkway! JEALOUS!!

  14. Ina in Alaska on March 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    What a nice walk!

  15. houndstooth4 on March 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

    I have a feeling that tactic is something The Herd employs a lot, and not always on the road!

  16. The heartbeats on March 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for the Iditarod information! I knew the Herd could help us out. Such a grueling race, just participating is something to be proud of!

    Mamma Heartbeat

  17. Khyra on March 17, 2011 at 6:42 am

    Possession is 99% of the law!

    Or something like that!


  18. rottrover on March 17, 2011 at 1:51 am

    GREAT post, Mr. Hu-Dad. Really. I liked the conversation πŸ™‚

  19. siku marie on March 17, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Spring looks like it is rushing headlong into your neck of the woods. Soon there will be birdies nesting and fresh buds and blooming flowers…and LOTS of GREAT earth smells! Enjoy the new season.

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