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Essential Gear for Hiking with Dog

Essential Gear for Hiking With Dog

Autumn arrived in Southern California and it’s cooler again. Leaves are changing colors in most parts of the country and it’s officially hiking season! It’s time to hit the trail with your four-legged best friend. If you are a beginner, here are some safety precautions you need to consider first: Your dog has a sturdy

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Whatever Wednesday: Operation

I turned around expecting to see her where she was sitting and watching me moments ago. Apparently, while I was taking photos at the summit, Xena joined a new pack of humans. While her survival instinct was unmistakably strong, her loyalty was questionable.  It looked as though she had her eyes on me the whole

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6 Yoga Poses Every Hiker Should Know

You suffer from lower back pain and you never had a back injury? You are not alone. Lower back pain can be triggered by many different causes. Common causes include weak core, tight hips, and tight hamstrings. Practicing yoga regularly will help. Some of these are great after a hike to stretch out those hard

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L.A.’s 8 Best Dog-Friendly Summer Hikes

Please read our previous post if you have not hiked at high altitude before and consult with your doctor prior to doing these hikes if you are a beginner. With the desert climate, Los Angeles can get brutal during summer months. We like to escape the summer heat by going up to higher elevation. I’ve selected our 8

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