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dog-friendly hikes in the bend oregon area

Dog-Friendly Hikes near Bend, Oregon

I’ve been living in Bend, Oregon for almost a year now. I adopted my dog around the same time that I moved here, so together we have been enjoying hiking the local trails. Luckily for us, Bend has...

hiking through chamberlain basin

Chamberlain Basin Hike: Stanley, Idaho

In my quest to hike more trails in the White Clouds, I decided to do an overnight to Chamberlain Basin. While I had set off for other hikes from Fourth of July Trailhead before, I had never taken the...

Wildflowers at boulder chain lakes

Boulder Chain Lakes: White Clouds, Idaho

After having spent all of my backpacking trips last summer in the Sawtooth Mountains, I was eager to branch out a bit this summer and visit the White Cloud Mountains. I had read about the Boulder...

The Sawtooth Traverse: Stanley, Idaho

The Sawtooth Mountains are located near Stanley, Idaho and are known for their jagged peaks. There are hundreds of miles of well-maintained trails and hundreds of alpine lakes throughout the range...

Summer guide to stanley idaho

A Summer Guide to Stanley, Idaho

Some of the many attractive qualities of Stanley, Idaho are the Sawtooth Mountains, the abundance of hot springs, and the quirky nightlife. I’m currently on my second summer of living in Stanley, and...

Goat Lake: Stanley, Idaho

Goat Lake in Stanley, Idaho is one of the local bucket list hikes in the area. After having lived here for a full two months, I was ashamed to admit that I hadn’t yet hiked it. So I set off for...