We’ve been looking to get Milo’s Bark Ranger tag at the Olympic National Park all summer, but hadn’t mustered the motivation to drive 3+ hours out (10+ hours total to come back) to visit Kalaloch Ranger Station on the Washington coast. So when Labor Day weekend rolled around, we knew we had to take the … Continue reading Bark Ranger Milo
When the alarm rings early for a hike and I’m struggling to get out of bed, I always find myself asking: What is it about the outdoors that makes me keep coming back? All I can think about is how I’d like to stay comfortable and watch Netflix all weekend, about how hot and stinky … Continue reading She… In Relation To
Some of my most fond memories from childhood are of my dad hooking a worm for me and cheering me on as I reeled in my catch. After the recent passing of my ông nội (paternal grandfather), I thought it would be a good bonding opportunity to go on some kind of outdoor activity the … Continue reading Hiking… With an Asian family
Camping with dogs brings along some challenges but is also extra rewarding. Here are some canine specific things that we bring, along with some pointers of what we’ve done to help Milo adapt to our adventures. Dog Pack We’re using a daypack from One Tigris. We love it so far because it fits his deep … Continue reading Camping with Canines – Dog Essentials
Our roommate Alvin made a short video on our trip to Marmot Pass. Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtHVMchOFCI
Okay well, I mean camping with one canine, Milo, but these kinds of outdoor adventures are what we adopted him for in the first place. Below I’ll outline the 10 Essential Systems that we bring along for the humans on camping trips and also the essentials that we bring along for Milo in the next … Continue reading Camping with Canines – Human Essentials
One of the most important parts of dog ownership is to expose your dog to new things, even if they might be slightly uncomfortable, so that they can grow.
Part II The National Park Service created the BARK Ranger Program as a way to help enable people and their canines to enjoy the outdoors together. Started in 2015, two of the flagship sites are Olympic National Park in Washington and Montezuma Castle National Monument in Arizona. Check your local NPS locations for information and potentially … Continue reading BARK Principles
Beyond “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints” Part I Most of us are subconsciously aware that we should be respectful while in nature. But most are not sure of how certain actions can cause a ripple effect in natural areas. This is Part 1 of 2, outlining of the Seven Principles of Leave … Continue reading Leave No Trace
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