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10 Essentials for Hiking with Dogs

10 Essentials for Hiking with Dogs

In 2017, a fire ripped through the Columbia River Gorge, leaving 153 hikers stranded overnight six miles into the Eagle Creek Trail. After this happened, there was a lot of talk about the importance of bringing along the 10 essentials for hiking. You just never know what might happen when[...]

Sora napping in the sun

Shop for Sora. Raising Money for the Brodie Fund

On October 10th, 2018, we said an incredibly painful goodbye to Sora. I knew that day would be the worst of my life, and I also felt so much relief freeing her from that insipid recurring cancer. #fuckcancer As the anniversary of her death approaches, I wanted to do something to honor her[...]

Why You Should Hike Alone with Your Dog

After returning to the Pacific Northwest once we finished our bicycle trip, I wanted to take the opportunity to better explore the region where I grew up. One weekend, Dave was in Portland and I was itching to hike. I didn’t feel like asking around to find a hiking partner the night[...]

The 10 Commandments of Hiking with Dogs

If you want to start a heated conversation among dog owners, just ask about their encounters with other dogs on the trail. Hiking with dogs comes with a set of responsibilities that some simply do not understand or just choose to ignore.  I’ve been there. When I first became a new[...]

Welcome to our pack: Introducing Riia.

Welcome to the Pack: Introducing Riia

The timing wasn’t exactly right, but the situation sure was. Dave and I had been talking about adding a second dog to our pack for a couple months. We knew that we wanted another herder and so kept our ears and eyes open for the right dog to come our way. Every couple of weeks or so, one[...]