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THE DOG KID

Travel Tips and Treats

Welcome to The Dog Kid, a blog created to share experiences with my dog kid, Zax.  Look around, enjoy and ask questions

 

Oh Canada

July 7-10, 2022 We spent our first night in an airbnb in Vancouver BC and hiked around Lynn Canyon area. We quickly headed up to...

Hamilton mountain

June 28, 2022 We hiked the Hamilton Mountain loop trail going counterclockwise. Elevation gain 2100’ over 7.7mi (precise data below map)....

Lake Simtustus Hiking Trail

June 5, 2022 We were driving back from our Bend trip and looking for something short to let Zax run one more time and were lucky to find...

Devils Lake SUP

June 5, 2022 It was a rainy day but we committed to getting out there. We paddled out to a little island and to no surprise, had it all...

Black Butte Overnight

June 3-4, 2022 We hiked from the upper trailhead to the top and found a camping spot. It was rainy, cold and windy so we set up fast. ...

Snowmobile day on the lahar

January 23, 2022 On this date, we headed out to the lahar and Jeremy taught me a little more about steering and anticipating which...

Deschutes trail

May 27-29, 2022 We hiked in about 6mi the first night, 13mi the second and about 6 again on the last day. We used Linda’s shuttles to...

Wildflower season

May 1, 2022 The end of April beginning of may is famous for the wildflowers in the Columbia river gorge. It can draw big crowds and some...

First paddle of 2022!

May 10, 2022 We had our paddle boards in the car a few times before this and weather hasnt been cooperating this spring so we decided to...

Herman Creek to Indian Point

May 8, 2022 This was an impromptu hike when the weather wasn’t cooperating for paddle boarding. We set off from Herman creek trailhead...

Deschutes River

January 16, 2022 We were feeling like having a lazy Sunday so hung around the house and headed to walk along the deschutes for sunset,...

Maxwell Butte trailhead

January 15, 2022 We went on a little over 4.5mi hike. I planned to go all the way up maxwell butte but lost the trail and did a little...

Snowmobiling St. Helens trails

January 2, 2022 Today was my first day ever riding a snowmobile so started really slow and did a loop with Zax and then went back without...

New Year’s Day @Potato hill

January 1, 2022 It was a beautiful New Year’s Day on the pass. We snowshoed 3.8mi and took our time to enjoy the views and snow. We did...

Live Edge Table

I picked up 2 live edge slabs off facebook market place. Next, I clamped them together and tried to level them out. I used shims as...

Pizza oven base structure DIY

This is both of our first times doing this project but we agreed on a generalized plan of cinder block ”walls” and a concrete slab up top...

 

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