Date: January 26, 2019

Hike Location/Address/Directions/Map
Mary Moore Seawright Park 907 West Slaughter Lane, Austin, TX 78748.

From I-35 in south Austin, exit onto Slaughter Lane and head west. After a couple of turns in the road look for Yarsa Blvd. or Palace Parkway on the right. That’s your key to prepare to turn left, immediately after some apartments that abut the park entrance. The parking area is quite a distance back, past the radio controlled plane airport.

Brief Trail Description
  The Hike: Mary Moore Searight Metro Park off of Slaughter Lane never strays too far from civilization. The busy road to its north and I-35 provide enough road noise, though not excessively loud, to remind the hiker that one is not too far from the bustling city around it. The main loop through the park is popular for runners or walkers, further cutting into any desired solitude.
Hike Coordinator Name
  Jennie Chen
Hike Coordinator Phone
  (512) 981-7627
Hike Coordinator Email
  jennie@romanreign.com
Event fee
  15
Type of Hike
  10 Mile – 1 Day
Date: February 23, 2019February 24, 2019

Hike Location/Address/Directions/Map

Mountain View Trail, Antelope Island, Layton, Utah. Take I-15 exit 332 to Antelope Drive (SR-108) in Layton. Continue west until you arrive at the Antelope Island guard house. It is $10/vehicle to drive onto the island. Cross the causeway and fork left (near the marina). A short distance down the road, at the next fork, you will see a trailhead on the left side of the road. Park on side of the road near the trailhead.

 

Brief Trail Description

A sandy, easy trail that follows the East Side Road to Fielding Garr Ranch, with views of the Wasatch Mountains across the Great Salt Lake. Wetlands and wildlife, especially bison, fox and coyotes are abundant on the trail. The trail is 11.38 miles one way and will go through four parking areas with noted trailheads. We will hike four miles out and back (8-mile Back-to-Back hike option), and a 10-Mile Day Hike option will be offered each day by adding a 1+1-mile out-and-back at the end of the 8-mile hike. (Hike Coordinator will hike the additional 2 miles with hikers.)

 

Hike Coordinator Name

Jennifer Logan

 

Hike Coordinator Phone

(801) 556-2936

 

Hike Coordinator Email

jen@redrockgsmd.com

 

Event fee

$10/vehicle State Park entry fee

Date: March 2, 2019March 3, 2019

Brief Trail Description
  Hitchcock Woods is a 2,000-acre urban forest that contains over 65 miles of trails. Living on the perimeter of these woods, I have been able to select a route that is safe, attractive, diverse in elevation and width, and provides rest points every 2 miles. All trails are natural sandy terrain, ranging from flat dirt roads to narrow hilly trails. Difficulty level: moderate.
Hike Coordinator Name
  Melissa Jarriel
Hike Coordinator Phone
  (803) 645-5570
Hike Coordinator Email
  mhjarriel@yahoo.com
Event fee
  $12.00
Date: March 16, 2019

Brief Trail Description
  Hitchcock Woods is a 2,000-acre urban forest that contains over 65 miles of trails. Living on the perimeter of these woods, I have been able to select a route that is safe, attractive, diverse in elevation and width, and provides rest points every 2 miles. All trails are natural sandy terrain, ranging from flat dirt roads to narrow hilly trails. Difficulty level: moderate.

Hike Coordinator Name
  Melissa Jarriel
Hike Coordinator Phone
  (803) 645-5570
Hike Coordinator Email
  mhjarriel@yahoo.com
Event fee
  $10.00
Date: March 30, 2019

Mid Atlantic Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club Drafting Clinic!

 

When:  Saturday, March 30th

Rain Date Sunday:  March 31st

Time:  10 AM – 4 PM

Where:  Cubby’s Canine Castle, 1265 DeKalb Pike (Route 202), Blue Bell, PA (Behind Duke’s Car Wash)

 

Cost:  $25 1st dog / $15 each additional dog / $10 for audit (no dog)

Please send payment to:  Sharon Gardner, 44 Gallmeier Road, Frenchtown, NJ  08825

Check made out to:  “MAGS” by 3/1/19 – There is limited space!

For more info contact:  Sharon Gardner

sharongardner@mac.com

516-428-4938 (cell)

 

Items to Bring:  Folding Chair, Crate, if you have a cart and harness you can bring, please let Sharon know!

 

Lunch will be served!

 

Sometimes referred to as “the poor Swiss farmer’s horse,” the Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund would be hitched to a wagon or cart for the trip to market.  Today, we celebrate the history of our breed through draft tests designed to mimic the types of obstacles a working Swissy may have had to negotiate while pulling a cart. Standing calm in harness and working steadily, dog and handler demonstrate their proficiency to work as a team to navigate a set course and earn various levels of draft titles. Draft Swissies are also useful in yard work; hauling debris, rocks, sand, etc. and have been seen providing rides to small children in neighborhoods and parades.

 

Judy Skorup began her drafting activities in 2006 when she chaired the Draft Test at the Great Pyrenees Club of America National Specialty in Lancaster, PA.  Since then she has worked all of the stewarding jobs at Bernese Mt. Dog and Greater Swiss Mt. Dog Draft tests.  With Draft titles on two Great Pyrenees, Judy completed her Greater Swiss Mt. Dog Draft Judge apprenticeship.   She has judged Draft tests for Swissies, Pyrs, Saint Bernards and Leonbergers.

 

Join in this event to learn the basics for competitive competition or just for fun!  Carts will be available to give it a try.