Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Adair Makes Tracks to the High Ridge Trail

Adair making tracks
Foster dog Adair enjoyed making fresh tracks in the snow en route to the High Ridge Trail leading to Faraway Mountain.  This super sweet, six month old Labrador retriever mix acted as if snowshoe hikes were second nature to him.  As Adair enjoyed stomping through the fresh snow and chasing windblown leaves across the trail, it was difficult to believe that only a few months ago he had been found abandoned with his litter mates outside a church in Arkansas. 

A thought filled break on the trail
Thankfully, Adair is now resting comfortably in a foster home with a volunteer from Almost Home Rescue of Maine while he waits to find a family to call his own.  He is obviously ready to find his permanent home with a family in New England who will enjoy his kindness and appreciate his love of travel and the great outdoors.  With his advanced level leash manners and a desire to remain close by, Adair was perfect company for a winter walk in the woods. 

An exciting view from the lookout
While the strong winds tended to slow our upward progress at times, Adair and I did not mind taking our time along the trails leading to Faraway Mountain - one of several peaks in the Ossipee Mountain Range.  While we did not have time to reach the summit of Faraway Mountain, we were pleased with making our way to the High Ridge Trail via the Oak Ridge, Lower Bridle Path and Faraway Mountain Trails before turning around to complete our wintry out and back adventure.

Watching the children sledding nearby
We did not encounter any other hikers on our journey, but Adair has proven himself capable of interacting well with people and pets of all ages in his foster home.  He was also captivated by the sight of a few children sledding on a nearby hill where we completed our hike.  Adair sat quietly and watched the children playing while I took a few final photos. 

A complete album of photos documenting Adair's journey is available online.  Below is a short video clip of Adair making fresh tracks on a section of the Faraway Mountain Trail.  To learn more about Adair and to make an application to adopt him into your family, please visit his profile here on

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