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What to Bring for your Dog on a Hike

What to Bring for your Dog on a Hike

Here is a quick rundown of gear to consider if you take your dog hiking.

Tanque Verde Wash

Tanque Verde Wash

One of the great things about Tucson is that there are some fantastic places to walk.  During the summer, the washes (dried stream beds for those of you from wet places) are pretty unbearable but now that the weather has cooled they are a great place to put in some miles.  They are easy walks […]

A Dog's Life

A Dog’s Life

I’ve been a bit busy lately, so here is a short video of Saja showing what is really important in life.

Hiking in the Oven

It was hot today; well over 100F with little cloud cover.  I spend a lot of time outside under the Arizona sun, but today was a bit much even for me.  The heat saps your energy.  Your heart feels like it’s racing.  Your throat is parched again two breaths after a drink.  Every movement becomes […]

A Night on Mt. Lemmon; or, Is Davis Spring Trail Just a Myth?

A Night on Mt. Lemmon; or, Is Davis Spring Trail Just a Myth?

The worst thing about hiking in the desert is that water weighs 8.3 pound per gallon. Somehow I managed to take a 60 pound pack on a one night trip. To make matters worse, Saja and I ended up going cross country in some rugged terrain when the Davis Spring Trail vanished. It was time for the old map and compass…

Taking Your Dog Hiking

Taking Your Dog Hiking

OK, so you think it would be a good idea to take your dog hiking on Tucson’s trails, so you just take him with you next time. No big deal. Right? Maybe not a good idea.  Here are three big things that you have to consider before you take your dog hiking: Conditioning Suitability (Breed, Temperament, […]