Tag: Tips

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

Continue reading

6 Yoga Poses Every Hiker Should Know

Do 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

Continue reading

#TrailTip Tuesday: High Altitude Hiking

Hiking With Dog

When you hike in the high altitude (5,000 to 11,500 feet (1,524 to 3,505.2 m) above sea level), your body has to work harder. At higher altitudes, the air is thinner. There is less available oxygen and it becomes more difficult to breathe. However, the level of sensitivity to the high altitude is different from

Continue reading

#TrailTip Tuesday: Overheating

Hiking With Dog

It might be still snowing in Minnesota in April but here in Southern California, it’s already getting too warm for hiking with dogs when the sun is at the highest. I am already carrying Xena’s cooling vest, Swamp Cooler, in my backpack. Another item I carry during warmer months is a light cotton bandana. A

Continue reading

7 Tips for Adventure Dog Photography

dog photography

Your dog runs away as soon as you point your camera at his face. Yet, you dream of having beautiful photos of your adventure buddy in picture-perfect settings. You wonder, so how do others do it? It seems like an impossible task. It’s not easy to photograph a subject who runs away from the camera.

Continue reading