• Review: Noxgear LightHound Harness

    Review: Noxgear LightHound Harness

    I ordered the Noxgear LightHound Harness weeks ago and we've been anxiously awaiting its arrival. Unfortunately they were back-ordered for a while and then the... Read more

    Posted on 25 November 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Visits & a Reunion

    Visits Reunion

    Backseat beggar at Culver's... watching me eat lunch and waiting for his share. Jake and I headed south on a road trip - just the two of us - last weekend. Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety

    Charlie and Jake have grown very close since he's joined our family a little over 6 months ago. I'm constantly observing their behavior and play-style to make... Read more

    Posted on 08 November 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

    Safe Hiking During Hunting Season

    It's that time of year again where I have to limit which trails and parks we visit due to the busy hunting season. VIDEO~Dogs wearing Blaze Orange last weekend... Read more

    Posted on 06 November 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Finding Time for Everything

    Finding Time Everything

    The past couple of weeks have been a blur... and all of a sudden October is over and November is here! How did that happen so fast? Read more

    Posted on 04 November 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Birthday Weekend Hike

    Birthday Weekend Hike

    Despite the 35 degree temps and blustery winds this morning, I was determined to get outside with the dogs for a hike today! Alan and I have been working on... Read more

    Posted on 22 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Jake's 1st Birthday!

    Jake's Birthday!

    The weather is unusually cold and rainy for this time of October. Typically we'd be enjoying days with temps in the low 50's and the autumn leaf color would be... Read more

    Posted on 20 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • High Water

    High Water

    After several days in a row of gray and rainy skies, it finally cleared yesterday afternoon! Blue skies were visible through dissipating clouds and the sun... Read more

    Posted on 11 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Jake @ the Dog Park

    Jake Park

    Jake had his first trip to the dog park today! I chose Sandy's Bark Park in Rib Mountain since it's only about 4 acres and it's close to home. Read more

    Posted on 07 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Dwindling Daylight

    Dwindling Daylight

    This summer flew by way too fast and I'm more than a little sad about it. There's so much that I wanted to do with Jake that we never had time to do. Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Charlie's 8th Birthday

    Charlie's Birthday

    Crazy to think I've had this girl for almost 8 years. Where does the time go? When I look back at old blog posts, I remember what a pain in the ass she was... Read more

    Posted on 04 October 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Just a Normal Saturday

    Just Normal Saturday

    Truth: we don't go hiking/kayaking/exploring every weekend. We have a normal life where house chores and projects need to be done, we sometimes have to work at... Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Spearhead Point Campgound @ Mondeaux Dam Rec Area

    Spearhead Point Campgound Mondeaux Area

    On an overcast, cool Tuesday in mid-September, we had the rare opportunity of having Spearhead Point Campground all to ourselves. Read more

    Posted on 24 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Camping With Dogs

    Camping With Dogs

    Sorting through the photos of our camping trip, I can't help but smile and occasionally laugh out loud. The dogs enjoyed themselves so much and it makes me... Read more

    Posted on 22 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Got Wheels?


    A few years ago, my mom tore her meniscus in her knee while out on a walk with her dog Peanut. One minute everything was fine, the next minute she could barely... Read more

    Posted on 14 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Labor Day Fail

    Labor Fail

    Charlie watching squirrels while Jake lounges. I have an unspoken rule about holiday weekends: stay home. I hate crowds. I don't like taking Charlie places wher... Read more

    Posted on 03 September 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Subtle Signs

    Subtle Signs

    of fall surrounded us on our hike today. Leaves beginning to change color, dropping from trees. While still warm and humid, fall is right around the corner... Read more

    Posted on 27 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Swamp Dogs

    Swamp Dogs

    Last weekend we headed to one of our local favorite hiking/swimming parks. I knew at this time of year that the water would likely be filled with blue-green... Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • Notes on Jake ~ 10 Months Old

    Notes Jake Months

    It's hard to believe that we've only had Jake for a little over four months. This summer has flown by and Jake has become such a part of the family that it feel... Read more

    Posted on 21 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK
  • An Outdoor Room

    Outdoor Room

    After our long romp at the park on Saturday night, we were all ready for a relaxing Sunday morning. A couple of weeks ago, I stapled galvanized fencing inside... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2018 OUTDOORS, TREK