Two Montezumas and a Tuzigoot

4 paws up for 3 Arizona National Monuments In the center of Arizona you will find 3 rather small National Monuments, Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot.  All 3 provide a glimpse into the hunting, gathering and farming life of the Southern Sinagua during 1100-1400.  By 1150 hilltop pueblos and cliff alcoves built in the … Continue reading Two Montezumas and a Tuzigoot

One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument I have previously written about a couple different places in Grand Staircase-Escalante which we have enjoyed with our Danes, Devil's Garden and Lower Calf Creek Falls with a third location, Willis Creek slot not yet published.  I give the area a 4-paw rating because dogs are welcome throughout most of the monument.  It … Continue reading One of the most dog friendly parks is being threatened

Newsletter Issue 2

I'm posting this newsletter later than I wanted.  Everything has been a bit hectic since hitting the road June 17th. This issue talks about one of our favorite parks, Devil's Postpile in California and the sport of dog surfing. You can see the PDF version by using the link below but I'm looking into changing … Continue reading Newsletter Issue 2

Anthopleura xanthogrammica, giant green anemone

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument is my most local park it is located at Point Loma in San Diego, CA.  The park was established in 1913 to commemorate the life of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the west coast of the US.  The visitor center sites on top of the peninsula and providing excellent … Continue reading Cabrillo National Monument

Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument    Another great pet friendly hike in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is Lower Calf Creek Falls.  It is a 2.5-3 mile hike to the falls starting at the Calf Creek Campground.  Most of the hike is in the open with only an occasional shade tree and few places to access the … Continue reading Lower Calf Creek Falls in Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Escalante is a rather large national monument in southern Utah between Bryce Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Capitol Reef National Park.  Most of the access is on dirt roads of various conditions and with varying regulations about street legal vehicles.  The monument gets a 4 paw rating since there are only … Continue reading Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

White Sands National Monument

We have another 4 paw park!  To quote the NPS website, “Visitors are more than welcome to bring their pets out to White Sands National Monument.”  Standard rules do apply, they must be leashed, are not allowed in buildings and you have to clean up after them but other than that they can go anywhere … Continue reading White Sands National Monument