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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

 

King and Elk Mountain Loop

11/21/21 This hike is in the tillamook state forest. Do not let the miles and elevation fool you. This hike has some difficult terrain...

Dog water bowl rain collector

materials: I got a trash can, a bungee, some screen mesh, thread tape and a rain barrel spigot online (see pic below) steps: I screwed a...

DIY Jeep Camper Conversion

I thought about building a platform for years to have a more permanent bed in the car and a global pandemic finally gave me the time and...

Devils TH to Lewis Glacier

11/13/21 We drove to Bend after work on Friday 11/12 and slept at the trailhead in the Jeep camper. We planned to get up at 4am and get...

Fall creek falls

11/7/21 We did a 7.26mi loop around fall creek falls. We went to the lower falls and then cut up and went and saw it from the upper end....

Hamilton

11/5/21 We didn’t do the full loop, just went out for a morning walk. We turned around ~45min in but it was nice to get out. We avoided...

Ingalls Creek

10/25/21 This weekend we were supposed to be headed into the Enchantments but due to a bad winter storm, we opted to lower elevation day...

Hex Mountain

10/23/2021 I had done this hike for the first time back in February on snowshoes but this was a very different experience in the rainy...

Mt. Ellinor

10/2/21 We drove up to Hoodsport to sleep at the Mt. Ellinor trailhead and get an early start. Unfortunately, a flat tire later with no...

Loon Lake

8/20-22/21 We spent the weekend up at Loon Lake, relaxing, taking Pontoon Boat Rides and paddle boarding. We spent the first night by...

Waterfall Loop

8/22/21 We did a little night hike on our way home to see Sahalie and Koosah Falls. It was a little sketchy on the edges and we had to...

Stagman Ridge Trail

8/13/21-8/15/21 Again this weekend we started hiking late and into the dark Friday night. We planned to sleep at Lookingglass lake but...

Glacier peak wilderness

8/6/21-8/8/21 We headed in from Phelps creek trailhead, starting around 9pm on a Friday after work. We found a nice campsite around...

South sister summit

7/31/21 This is another one that I last minute decided to rover Zax. It was a hard decision but with the leash law in place I was worried...

Aspen to Crested Butte

7/17-7/18/21 Sadly Zax wasn’t able to make the trip due to new airline regulations but I still wanted to share the trip. We did the west...

Lower Lena Lake

7/10-7/11/21 We started hiking in around 7pm and made it to our found campsite around 8:30pm. It was only about 3 miles in and really...

 

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