This easy walk was, far and away, one of our favorites. After a day spent mostly in the car, or battling hot pavement with boots and backpacks – it was nice to get out in the cool forest. The scrubby pine trees, and various other plants kept Darby busy smelling – but there was a decided lack of lizards, so I wasn’t having to … Continue reading Bristlecone Pine Trail – Dixie National Forest
Ah.. The National Parks. Magical places… that dog’s simply aren’t allowed to enjoy. The short answer to, “Is Zion worth it if you’ve got your dogs with you”, is not what the ranger told me. The short answer is NO. The majority of Zion is only accessible through a shuttle bus… a shuttle bus that dogs are, of course, not welcome on. Yes, you can … Continue reading The National Parks – Zion and Bryce
Spring Creek Canyon is the 2nd slot canyon hike that we did in Kanarraville. It is a fantastic hike, but there are a few things that you should be aware of. It is a primitive hike, and not well marked in places. There were so very overgrown areas (specifically in the meadow area), and the flat part of the hike is HOT. Most important – … Continue reading Spring Creek Canyon – Kanarraville Hike
Red Reef was one of the hikes that originated right at our own campground, so we did it often when the temperatures permitted. I think we completed the portion of this hike that was dog friendly three times in our six days at the campground. The hike starts out just across from the day use parking area and if you don’t have pups (or probably … Continue reading Red Reef Trail at Red Cliffs
Ah.. camping. The great outdoors. Nothing but peace and quiet, and intense sunshine at Red Cliffs! We called Red Cliffs home from June 22nd through the 27th. It was hot Hot HOT!! Had I done a little bit more research I probably would not have chosen to stay here. The campground itself was really quite lovely. As a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) campground, it was … Continue reading Red Cliffs Campground – Utah
We knew there was a possibility of rain in the forcast, so we were sure to pack for it. The Olivia has politely decilned going on any more walks today! Way too rainy for the little old lady. Darby even seems to be getting tired of the soggy walks of today, trying to return to the condo after a quick potty. With only a couple … Continue reading They can’t all be sunny.
I must have driven by this tiny park a million times, and today was the day to finally check it out. It has been so nice and sunny and warm – unseasonably so – and the dogs have been just LOVING it. Livi was feeling a little under the weather, so I had a Darby walk. Darby walk = very fast. The park is small. … Continue reading Lake Hills Green Belt