I use the All Trails App a lot while planning our hikes. I like that I can see the trail length, the elevation gain and real people’s reviews of the trail. Although all three of those things can be slightly skewed due to inaccuracies and subjective opinions. But it gives … Continue reading
After hiking to Blossom Lake I had planned on hiking Revett Lake Trail on the same day. The trailheads both left from the same location and were both relatively short. The Revett Lake Trail did not have a huge ascent, so it should have been a piece of cake! But … Continue reading
When I was in high school I was on the swim team. My best events were always long distance. The longer the better. Why you may ask? Because I am a master at pacing.
Sometimes I can be a jerk.
Photo courtesy of Philip Longden In November of 2014, I adopted a blue heeler named Buddy. When Buddy and I met he was 11.5 years old and had outlived his owner. He needed a home and I knew that if he was put into an animal shelter he would live … Continue reading
After visiting Mesa Verde I picked up Boomer from the local dog boarding facility in Cortez and we took a slightly long drive out to Hovenweep National Monument. There were points where I thought I was lost because the trip was so long and I did not exactly have real … Continue reading
As we departed Canyonlands National Park dark storm clouds rolled in accompanied by lightning. Knowing both Boomer and me, we are scaredy-cats and I contemplated skipping Dead Horse Point State Park because of the lightning. It was going to be a bummer due to the park being dog-friendly and would … Continue reading
While planning our spring trip I had debated whether or not to visit Canyonlands National Park. It was the least dog friendly out of all of the 5 national parks in Utah… but it would have been the only park of the Mighty 5 that I would not have visited. … Continue reading
It had been only two days since we had said goodbye to Buddy and I thought to cheer us up I would take Boomer to Priest Lake Idaho. Although short, it would be a road trip, which is something that Boomer and I both love. Priest Lake is nearby our … Continue reading
I am always a fan of when a brewery embraces their heritage. Wallace Brewing is located in Wallace Idaho, a town known for mining. The logo of Wallace Brewing is a miner’s helmet and two pick axes. But this is not where the mining references stop. Majority of the beer … Continue reading