Exiting Mill Creek Canyon

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Exploring the canyon, doggy style

Porter Fork

Pets: Dog-friendly Location: Mill Creek Canyon Level: 4 out of 5 – It’s a pretty steep incline, including the road that you start out on Water: There is a creek along the entire road, but once you get on to the trail, there is water for awhile, but then you cross some dry creeks and the water disappears Popularity: The …

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Neff’s Canyon

Most rocks on a trail Pets: Dog-friendly Location: Mill Creek, sort of Level: 2-4 out of 5 – it starts out as a nice uphill climb, wide trail, but once you get up further, the fun begins! Water: Seasonal – since it’s September, the creek bed following the trail is dry, but I have hiked it before with water in …

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Church Fork to Grandeur Peak

Pets: Dog-friendly Location: Mill Creek Level: 4 out of 5 – it’s not that difficult of a hike, but it is long Water: Yes, the lots of cute little waterfalls as you get to the trailhead and plenty along the beginning, but gets very dry once you get higher Popularity: Plenty of people but not overwhelming Parking: Park on the …

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Desolation Trail

Pets: Dog-friendly Location: Mill Creek Level: 2 out of 5 – gentle incline up, lots of straight parts Water: No, super dry Popularity: Seems like a pretty popular hike. We passed many people, many wearing masks. And they all had a dog. Or two. Parking: Plenty in the campground where the hike starts, also across the road Shade/Temp: Awesome hike …

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Elbow Fork to Lambs Canyon Pass

Pets: Dog-friendly Location: Mill Creek Level: 3 out of 5 – incline the entire way up, but never too intense Water: Yes, the first third of the trail follows a beautiful stream Popularity: I feel very safe hiking this trail alone as there are enough people on it. Not great for Covid-19, but awesome for safety. Parking: plenty nearby Shade/Temp: …

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Yoga, Dogs and Food

The Real Śvānāsana (Dog Pose)

This is Ginger. She is an Italian Greyhound who LOVES to assist with yoga. Here she is doing her own śvānāsana, or dog pose, on my mat while I’m in the chair practicing a nice seated uḍḍīyāna. Ginger loves any chance to violate my face with her tongue when I put my hands down at my sides. And all three …

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