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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.

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.

Redfield Canyon Wilderness

Redfield Canyon Wilderness

What a wonderful soreness a strenuous hike brings!  I love it but have a sneaking suspicion that Saja doesn’t share my feeling!  She’s exhausted after our weekend romp and slept most of the day today.  I can’t blame her.  Climbing out of the canyon was the toughest mile I’ve hiked in a long time.  But […]

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, […]