Posts Tagged ‘park trails’

Favorite Video Friday – Enjoying winter, doggie -style

December 11, 2014 4 comments

Last weekend I took the dogs on a walk through a new park that opened up just a little south of the dog park. It is a wide open space filled with trees and fields and a lake and stream. It has birds and squirrels and rabbits and fox, and all sorts of other critters. There are cabins to rent and trails to hike and panoramic landscapes to be photographed.

Crunching along in the snow along the freshly marked trails, I couldn’t help but feel moved. I could stretch my arms wide in any direction and not touch another human or building. I could breathe. So much space and so much beauty in one place.

I could tell the dogs loved it too. Jasper wanted to explore everything (i doubt he stayed on one side of me for any length of time) and Daisy was sniffing and exploring as much as she could. Cupcake wanted to stop and sniff EVERYTHING. So many new scents and sounds and terrain to be explored.

I think that’s why this week’s video caught my attention. It reminded me of that park and the fun that can be had when hiking through the woods, in the middle of winter.

Looks like fun, doesn’t it?

Happy Friday everyone!

Hey pound pup. Hop up in the truck! Let’s go Hiking!

June 30, 2009 Leave a comment

j0202168When my dog Indy was alive, we used to go hiking together, mostly at Interstate State Park near Taylors Falls, Minnesota, along the St Croix River. I would like to continue this tradition with Daisy and Jasper. They love running through the woods and exploring new places. I love hiking through the woods and getting out in nature.

It’s not easy for dog owners to know where to take their dogs hiking in Minnesota and elsewhere, so here are some great sites for you to check out:

Hiking with your dog in Minnesota
Hiking with your dog in the U.S.
Outdoor Group Hikes in the Bay Area of California
Hiking with Your Dog (Resources and Information)

Feel free to share your own favorite dog hiking sites!

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