Tag: Retriever

Vetter Mountain and Mt Mooney

We got on the road super early that morning to meet up with a friend at the Charlton Flats Picnic area parking lot before the sunrise. It was the last weekend before the daylight time savings ends. After that, we would have to wake up even earlier to see the sunrise so this was our last

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Bright and Early at Big Horn Mine

Best dog-friendly hikes in Southern California

The Big Horn Mine near Wrightwood has been closed off for a long time but in the early 1900s, it used to be a profitable gold mine. Now, this abandoned mine is a popular hiking destination for SoCal hikers. I planned to meet up with Katherine super early at the trailhead because we wanted to see

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Hammocking at Pine Knot

I love fall colors but unfortunately, fall colors don’t come to L.A. so I had to go find it. Early October, we drove up to Big Bear Lake for an overnight trip with my sister. BBL is one of my favorite places to visit with Xena. There are plenty of dog-friendly trails for us to

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Pack Hike to Bridge To Nowhere

A couple of weeks ago we went on a group hike and celebrated our friend Robin’s gotcha day. 8 humans and 8 pups in all sizes, shapes, and colors hiked to Bridge To Nowhere in San Gabriel Mountains. All pups got along so well! I couldn’t ask for a better group to hike with. The

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Charmlee Wilderness in Malibu

The entrance to the park is clearly marked with a sign on Encinal Canyon Rd. Drive on Carmichael Rd until you see the parking on your right. Get an envelope from the stand (photo below), fill out your vehicle information, then put the money ($4/car) in the envelope and insert it in the slot.  Now

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