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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

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Potato hill snowshoe

3/27/21 Went a little off trail and did 4 miles with snowshoes. Theres nothing better than fresh tracks. Not much else to report. Had the...

St. Helens snow day

3/21/21 We headed out to the June Lake loop. It snowed most the route, ~6mi. We tried to walk up closer to the mountain but after a...

Hex Mountain

3/13/21 We were headed to Amabilis mountain when I realized dogs can’t go during ski season so we detoured to Hex Mountain and were not...

Edison snow park

2/20/21 Have you ever felt like nothing around you could go any better? That’s about how today’s hike was. The weather forecast was...

Mirror Lake

2/19/21 I skied at ski bowl and then took Zax over to mirror lake. I’ve done this hike many times but today was extra pretty with all the...

Potato Hill

2/7/21 This was a last minute decision as someone cancelled on me for plan hike and I was willing to drive to snow (he was not 😜) but...

Crystal mountain

01/31/21 5 miles in the snow! We found some powder! They say pictures speak 1,000 words so see for yourself :)

Maxwell butte

01/23/21 Drove down ~2.5hr and went up to Maxwell butte which is 10 miles and 2500’ elevation. It felt very easy until the final hill. It...

Sunrise at white river

1/16/21 Walked up white river almost all the way to timberline. Was a beautiful sunrise. 6-7 miles In microspikes

Frog to Twin Lakes

1/3/21 7mi loop which consisted of a variety of marked trail, real backcountry and groomed. Was the perfect difficulty for Zax where I...

Tamawanas Falls

Did a short and sweet 4mi microspike, playing along the way on logs and streams

Sunrise 🌅

12/23/2020 We went up Silver Star mountain to summit at sunrise, zaxs first hike starting in the dark. He did great. It was beautiful!...

Mt Baker 👏🏻

12/12/20 We drove up last night and got a room and prayed for sun and we got it! Today was one of the prettiest days. We snowshoed to...

Snow much fun!

11/21/20 Hiked up Tom, Dick and Harry mountain trail today, covered 9.5mi. Lots of snow! Got to play with some other dogs. Zax wore his...

Parkdale > Mosier

11/15/20 We had a slow start to the day so did 2 short hikes. Also we had plans of a different hike in Parkdale but couldn’t get to the...

First real snow! White river

11/14/20 Got a few inches of snow at mt hood so had to get out there! He loooveddd it! He even made friends with some other kids, dogs,...

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