Oh the nostalgia sparked by looking through old photos 😦
When thinking about starting over you always have to take a look back. I loved dragging my bassett hound Zoe around with me and we went a lot of neat places together. She wasn't the sweetest dog but she was a hell of a lot of fun. I originally went looking for a photo I took of her in Christmas Meadows up in the Uintas but I couldn't find it. What I did find were pictures of her in Broad head meadows, my husband and his families favorite little nook in the Uintas. Turns out Zoe Jane mainly hung out in camping chairs with her head across my legs when we went camping, big shocker.
After looking through a few of my favorites I found my broad head pictures from 2011. We didn't take Zoe that year because she had gotten old and cranky enough that group functions just weren't her thing anymore. I felt bad not taking her but she just couldn't deal with the ruckus like she used to. We took Marlee and Kikyo though and they had a blast. I'll give you that Kikyo chased Rufus all over and bit my brother in law on the thigh one day when he thought he was being funny, but all in all it was a blast. Turns out Marlee loves camping and Kikyo loves four wheeler rides when she's tucked in a backpack.
I don't love the idea of looking for new places to go now that Zoe is gone, but we have two pretty damn cool dogs that just love to go for car rides. Oddly enough there are not quite as many places to take your dogs hiking around here as you might think. A good portion of the mountains are water shed and that means no dogs, but if you google there are options, lot's of options. Keeping I mind I know very little about any of the following activities.
Mill creek Canyon – Dogs are allowed off leash on odd numbered days in Mill Creek Canyon. I have no idea what all we can find up there but we are damn well going to go look.
Memory Grove Park – Marlee has been here before but not Kikyo. Not to mention we haven't explored the off leash area nearly enough. There are a ton of dogs there all of the time, but with one exception I have never seen any that were badly behaved. Zoe made two Bassett hound friends there one day, it was a big floppy mess with three of them lumbering around in a little pack.
The Living Room – I am bound and determined to find this place after last summer's fiasco. Good news is we can take the dogs too. Some how I'm going to find the damn Living Room and watch the sunset and I'm taking the dogs too 🙂
The Bonneville Shoreline trail – I won't even begin to name all of the trails on the Bonneville Shoreline trail, but there are a lot and they are pet friendly with only a few exceptions. Considering how long this trail is there are loads of places we can go and take the dogs this spring, summer (possibly) and fall.
So there it is, my adventure game plan. I found that I could go on and on about all of the places I can go with the dogs this summer and probably still not cover them all. I didn't even begin to scratch the surface.
As a side note I discovered while looking through old photos that Zoe liked laying around with her head on my legs at home too 🙂