Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Friendly Dog Joins Couple On A Hike, Then They Read What's Written On His Dog Tag.

Adventures are a great way to make life a little bit more exciting, especially if those adventures are outdoors. There are so many people that enjoy spending their time outside snorkeling, camping, kayaking, and of course, hiking. You may find it hard to believe, but humans aren't the only creatures that enjoy a nice hike through the woods. Keep scrolling to see how this couple made a new friend while doing some hiking of their own.

Scott Brown and his wife were hiking through the snow covered forests of North Bend, Washington.

They were on their way to a very popular waterfall in the area when they noticed something on the trail. Something that looked a bit out of place in the open wilderness. "I made a joke to my wife that it was a bear," recalled Scott.

Scott Brown and his wife were hiking through the snow covered forests of North Bend, Washington.

Scott Brown

Sitting at the beginning of the trail was a big, black, fluffy dog!

The pup seemed to be happy, so the couple didn't think they needed to worry about him. They decided to continue on their course, but that wouldn't be the last time the saw the pup.

Sitting at the beginning of the trail was a big, black, fluffy dog!

Scott Brown

As they set out on the 7-mile journey, the dog seemed to think the couple needed a bit of help.

So he decided to go on the hike with them, acting as their leader. "He took the lead anywhere from a couple of feet, to way out in front, out of sight," said Scott.

As they set out on the 7-mile journey, the dog seemed to think the couple needed a bit of help.

Scott Brown

It seemed like the pup even understood that they wanted to take their time and enjoy the sights.

"He would sit and wait for us as we took photos and then continue on when we did," explained Scott. Once they got to the waterfall, they decided to take a break, and get acquainted with their new friend/tour guide.

It seemed like the pup even understood that they wanted to take their time and enjoy the sights.

Scott Brown

As soon as Scott looked at the dog's ID tags, he realized that everything was okay.

One side of the tag read, "Hi, I'm Smokey. I live nearby so please don't take me. I like to follow hikers sometimes." It looked like Smokey the dog had done this many times.

As soon as Scott looked at the dog's ID tags, he realized that everything was okay.

Scott Brown

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