life Outdoors

Bad Ass Dog Mom’s Guide to Summit’s San G with your Pup

Last week I had to tell my pup to “Drop it!” on the trail. Why was Dog Mom raising her voice this time? Because man’s best friend had part of a deer leg, hoove still attached, in her mouth. Being that I am the best Dog Mom ever (In her pea-brained mind) she was thrilled …

Don’t Call Search and Rescue Just Yet

I swear I heard a rumor that its springtime under these frozen pine limbs but it was so blustery this morning on my hike that my iPhone simply refused to turn on whatsoever. One minute my frozen iPhone went from sixty percent battery to three percent battery as I was trying to take a selfie …

Yes, you can have Snowshoe Adventures in Southern California

It’s those first chilly days of March and spring may be just a few days around the corner. That is the rumor anyway, started by 2019 gossip after that spunky groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow predicting an early end to this crazy winter. As I take my dog for a rain-soaked and …

A Smoky Summer’s Day in Yosemite National Park

You know you are a horseplayer when you just can’t stop calling Tioga Lake Tiago Lake after a semi-famous Peruvian jockey. Maybe it was the smoke filling my lungs and cutting off the flow to my brain but I just can’t seem to call this lake by its proper name. Or maybe it’s because I …

Rattlesnake aversion training and why it is right for your dog

I was hiking through a quite early morning forest lost in my own thoughts (Okay thinking about what digestive explosion of culinary delights I would create for lunch) The Stellars Jays and orange bellied robins were chirping in the Jeffrey Pines lining both sides of the trail as my pup and I made our way …