We are approaching the hot season here in Phoenix. To cool off, I remembered my days in Texas where we had easy access to the ocean. My family and I took the Galveston Ferry to Crystal Beach, which is also known as Patton. The beach stretches seven miles along State Highway 87 in the middle […]
Kuma enjoys a pleasant day at the lake
Besides being a world-class hiker, did you know I am a most excellent boater? Yes, it is true. Spending three years in the Houston area, my family and I enjoyed all the bayous and lakes that were plentiful in that region. I thought those days were gone until my family took me to Lake Pleasant […]
Kuma’s dad helps rescue a human and a dog stuck climbing
I can’t believe I am eight. I don’t feel any different than when I was a little pup, although I am taller and stronger. I still have lots of energy and love all kinds of adventures. Woof! Birthdays are a big deal in this house, so to celebrate my seventh, birthday, my folks took […]
Kuma braces himself as a Monsoon hits while hiking
Greetings fellow canine and human friends! I hope you are feeling fit as a fiddle! My family took me to one of our favorites places, Sedona, the land of red rock. I love how soft the dirt is, and the area has more trees than by home. As my dad was loading up the car, […]
Kuma heads over to Spur Cross Ranch for some fun
I love adventures of all kinds, but those close to home are even better with less time in the car and more time exploring. Woof! My mom and I hike often, and a nice couple on the trail one day told us about this place called Spur Cross. Since it was close to home, we […]
Kuma gets up close and personal with gators!
Growing up in Colorado, I’m familiar with elk and moose of enormous size! My mom and I frequently encountered them on running and hiking trails. I got to thinking about Texas with all the crazy wind and rain they got lately. Although Houston doesn’t have moose or elk, they do have alligators. I wasn’t particularly […]
Kuma visits the Agua Fria National Monument in Arizona
One of the things I miss about Colorado and Texas is water. Until we moved to Arizona, water was plentiful. Wherever we hiked, I could always get a refreshing drink of water or take a nice dip to cool off. Here in the desert, water is rare. Most of our hikes are rocky and dry, […]
Kuma explores the Constellations…trail, that is!
Have I told you that hiking with my family is one of my most favorite things? Of course, I do love a great steak bone. Nothing really beats that, but adventures out with the family are pretty cool. Some are long and some are short, but we always find beauty wherever we go. Just north […]
Sedona gets snow, and Kuma is on his way!
What a winter! Phoenix, like California, has gotten a ton of rain storms with colder than normal temps and that means lots of snow up north. Woof! Rain isn’t much fun; I don’t like getting the water in my ears. Hey, don’t judge me! Snow, on the other hand, is a blast; I love […]
Kuma goes snow shoeing in Flagstaff!
I am totally grooving on living in Arizona! When we first moved here in a couple of years ago, I wasn’t so sure. The ground got awful hot and it bit me a few times with these stickers in my paws. So rude, you know? I should have known better than to question my humans, […]