Exiting Mill Creek Canyon

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Exploring the canyon, doggy style

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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And featuring the girls

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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