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Sam Glinsmann
Adventure Lifestyle Hiking and Backpacking

A Chat with a Superior Trail Hiker

We recently met adventure photographer Sam Glinsmann who is currently based in Minnesota. Our conversation quickly turned to his hike of the Superior Hiking Trail that runs along the north shore of Lake Superior. Sam and his dog Finn crushed 155 miles of the trail in just 7 days. Read…

Canicross Tips
Adventure Lifestyle How to Guides

5 Tips for your First Canicross

Canicross: the sport of running cross country trails while being towed by your dog. Pretty much every slow jogger’s dream, including mine. Years after the children’s fun runs ended for me, and my dog, Tybee, trotted defiantly into “senior” status, we finally got the opportunity. Our first event was what…

Hiking with your dog in the desert
Adventure Lifestyle How to Guides

5 Tips for Hiking with your Dog in the Desert

I know what you’re thinking about right now because I’m thinking the same thing. Where am I going to hike when Spring rolls around? The mountains? Nah, go there all the time…the beach? Nah, too far plus it’ll be too cold. Oh! The Desert. Yes, I’ll go to the desert…

Conquering 14ers With Man's Best Friend
Adventure Lifestyle How to Guides

Conquering 14,000ft with Man’s Best Friend

About a year and a half ago my best friend Cooper and I moved from the Adirondack Mountains of New York to the Rockies of Colorado. After summiting all 46 high peaks in NY and exploring hundreds of other trails near our small town I was ready for some bigger mountains…

Hurtta Summit Parka
Product Reviews

Review of the Hurtta Summit Parka

A Guest Post by Melanie White Melanie and her husband, Kevin Goldberg, are avid trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts. Recent transplants to Colorado from New York City, they can be found most weekends exploring the mountains with their faithful furry companions, Maxine and Charlotte. Together, they chronicle their adventures via…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Product Reviews

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Updated 11/30/2018 – We still dig the items on this previous gift guide so we’ve updated some links and images. We’ve also noted some alternatives to now discontinued products. Looking for the perfect gift for the dog lover (or dog!) in your life this holiday season? Look no further! We’ve…

Ruffwear Quick Draw Leash
Product Reviews

Ruffwear Quick Draw Leash Review

UPDATE: Read our review of the latest version of the Quick Draw We’re highlighting relatively inexpensive and simple products this season that we think will make your experience as you get out on the trails with your dog this spring just that much more enjoyable. We decided to change it…

Backpacking with Kids and Dogs
Adventure Lifestyle Hiking and Backpacking How to Guides

Backpacking with Kids and Dogs

For a couple years now I’ve been itching to get my now 6-year-old son out backpacking with me. It’s something I’ve loved to do for the past 20 years and couldn’t wait to share the experiences with him. This summer he and I took a road trip around Utah and…