Responsible Hiking

8/14/2017 As a hiker and a scouter, I pride myself in knowing the tenents of Leave No Trace and following the Scout Law (A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, curtious, kind, obdient, cheerful, thrifty, clean and reverent). So when I am on the trail, I am often amazed but not suprised that many people … More Responsible Hiking

​Dog Ambassador

8/13/2017 As many of my readers are aware, a new puppy has joined this Florida Born Hiker’s family. It is my intention for him to join me on the trail whenever possible. This canine companion though needs to go through training and this entry in my blog is about his continued socialization. Why the title? … More ​Dog Ambassador

Schools In Session. 8/11/2017 Yesterday marked the first day back to school for Hillsborough and Polk County. It means that we will have roadways crowded with buses and parents driving their kids to school or picking them up in the afternoon. Please remember to drive safely, stay far enough back from school buses as they … More

Training Continues

8/1/2017 When I adopted my first dog, Schultzy a dachshund puppy, he amazed me with how smart he was.  He was small enough to fit in my hand and weighed maybe six pounds.  What I didn’t realize was that he would be a constant companion for a number of years in my life.  He was … More Training Continues