Mountain Shadows welcomes dogs and cats to the rooms and with pine trees and occasional Elk in the yard you can feel the wilderness while maintaining as close of a connection to civilization as you would like.
The holidays are upon us, and for many of you that means traveling with your pets to visit relatives. There are many things to consider when deciding to take Fido or Fluffy along with you for the trip. Here are a few important things to think about before embarking on your journey.
The end of September marks the end of the Disc Dog season for most parts of the country. It is also the time of year for the Skyhoundz Disc Dog World Championships that take place in Chattanooga, TN. This year Towser was qualified in several events that would have him performing from Tuesday through Sunday, so we decided the best thing would be to find a house instead of spending a week going in and out of a hotel room. Our search led us to “The Little House on the River”, a pet friendly property that overlooks the Tennessee River, and is just 15 minutes from downtown Chattanooga…
Do you live in the Southwest? Are you thinking of taking your dog on a road trip to that area? You should be aware of coccidoidomycosis, or valley fever. Endemic to the Southwest, especially in Arizona and southern California, valley fever is transmitted via airborne spores. The problem is there is as yet no total cure or vaccine for valley fever, but researchers may be making headway.
We left Kansas City headed for Shelbyville, Kentucky. The drive indeed wasn’t too bad, and as with any drive, having a nice hotel at the end of it makes it MUCH better.
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The school year is coming to an end, the weather is officially going to stay warm and summer travel season has arrived. Many of us will be heading out for adventure – some will be traveling to [...]
Labor Day weekend has always been the last summer fling for people with the outdoors at heart. Camping all of my life, it didn’t matter whether we were in a tent, pop-up camper, or RV, we were off to the lake for that last bit of fun in the sun.
My family always went to State [...]
By Jeff Scheetz
We pulled into Denver with Towser in tow for the UFO Major frisbee tournament on Saturday, and the much lauded Quadruped on Sunday. Two days of serious disc dogging competition (Saturday’s competition had 140 teams!!!). When you are doing two full days of dog sports you need a good place to unwind and [...]
Bend, OR, August 10, 2010 – The Forest Access is a Right & Responsibility (FAIR) campaign was launched to help citizens access quality off-leash recreation opportunities on the Deschutes National Forest.
We believe it is possible for skilled land managers to provide quality opportunities for all recreationists, while sustaining our public lands. Because recreation is so [...]
By Dale E. Smith
Tent camping in the 1960’s and ‘70’s taught me some valuable lessons about car camping. To start with, you have to search out that perfect campsite. You know the one, just enough trees but not too many because they block the wind. Find a level spot to pitch the tent. (It’s no [...]
In order to get an invitation to the Skyhoundz disc dog world championships, you have to be among the top teams at a regional qualifier. The qualifier for the North Central region took place in New Castle, Indiana. Our hotel of choice while attending the event was the Raintree Inn just off interstate 70 in New Castle.
By Jeff Scheetz
This hot weekend in July brought us to the Travelodge Six Flags in Gray Summit, Missouri. We would be competing in disc dog events at the nearby Purina farms for the weekend. Gray Summit is located just 35 miles from St. Louis, and the Travelodge sits conveniently just off of I-44.
Our room was [...]
Last winter Ruff Wear became a gear supplier for our Expedition Paw Prints series. Keegan was decked out with hiking boots, camp pads, life jackets, fleece coats etc. Now that summer has arrived, we needed some gear that would cool him off.
For summertime fun Ruff Wear sent us a Swamp Cooler™ cooling vest. Here is [...]