The degree of challenge of a hike is highly individual and a lot of factors come into play, not the least of which are age, fitness, medical condition, and the amount of passion you have for getting outdoors. If there are any concerns about medical condition, confer with your doctor about your hiking plans. Even […]
The Amazing Rocky Mountain Goat
As my climbing skills improved, I began attempting some of the more difficult mountains in Colorado. I assumed that on those mountains there would be no dog coming along due to steepness up to near vertical. Early one morning on an attempt at the very challenging Pyramid Peak, we were in the dark just before […]
Prepare for These Common Hiking Concerns for Dogs
There are a range of possible problems that can occur on a hike with a dog. If you sense your dog is loving the outdoors and showing fitness for longer walks, go for it, but be aware of how to handle problems that might arise. Here are a few common issues to check based on […]
A Dream Come True … on a Hike!
A great hiking and climbing friend of mine, Rick Peckham, comes down from Alaska for several weeks to visit me in the summers for some fun camping, hiking and climbing. A few days after his arrival this summer of 2019, we drove to the top of Independence Pass for a favorite hike up to two […]