Travels with Casey

This weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting Benoit Denizet-Lewis and Casey.  Benoit, a New York Times magazine writer, is writing a book on his travels across America in an RV with his canine pal Casey.  You can follow their exploits on their Facebook page, Travels with Casey.  Joined by research assistant Sam Reid, they came along on one of our hikes on Sunday to the top of Hemphill Bald, one of our favorite hikes on Cataloochee Ranch.  The views from the peak are outstanding and Sunday was one of those beautiful, clear, blue-sky winter days.


Hey, hu-dad, there is a new dog walking with us today.

Casey & Benoit

Casey and Benoit enjoy one of the long range views.


Casey takes advantage of a little downtime while the humans take in the views.


Cheesewhiz approves of Sam's ear scratching techniques.


Casey let's the humans know that they are slow.

Casey and Benoit

Casey shows Benoit how to run down a hill.

End of trail

Nothing like the end of a long hike.


  1. Hawk aka BrownDog on February 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Hi Y’all,

    Don’t you just love hiking along the balds? Although a windy day can be a wee might challenging.

    Y’all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  2. houndstooth on February 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    How I envy you! What a fantastic hike you must have had!

  3. Huffle Mawson on February 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Casey must really trust Benoit to let him go off-leash like that.

  4. Linda on February 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Looks like it was a perfect Sunday for a hike. And such a beautiful area for a hike, as well. I can see why it’s one of your favorite places to go.

  5. Togo the Dog on February 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

    What a wonderful hike.

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

  6. Cindy on February 27, 2012 at 9:42 am

    It looks like it was a great hike and I too laughed at Rusty in that last shot.

  7. Zoe on February 27, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Nice series of pictures. Love Rusty in the last one.

  8. Jen on February 27, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Looks like a lot of fun! Envious of the beautiful day. 🙂

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