Hiking Dogs

I’m going to share about one of my obvious loves…hiking. I’ve talked with you about the Ute Trail, but have I told you how much I love the Aspen trails? If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ll see my recent post about my hiking path August 19th. I can’t tell you how much joy has been brought to my life from hiking and strolling around Aspen with my dog, Chanel. There’s a hiking trail log that people can write in publicly to track their hikes. I absolutely love filling this out. It makes me feel like a boss. You can run or hike these trails. They are by the town, yet you feel like you are deep in the forest. You can be hiking for a full day, or you can hike for parts of the day. Whichever you pick, be intentional about it and be safe! I’ve learned to love the sport of hiking when the snow is melted away. With it melted away, trails are revealed on the hiking map. They are ready and waiting to be conquered. Even though Aspen is known as the main key resort for skiing, I’m going to make it a main key resort for hiking. Summer isn’t over yet! There’s still time to get over and log in your hours on the trail log Aspen offers. 10hikes.com is probably the best way to see the different trails and how they are rated based on others’ opinions. It gives you the name of a trail, the difficulty level, elevation, distance, and time length. You’ll learn your own soon enough. Remember to be safe! I always take my dog or someone else with you. It’s always good to have a buddy to watch your back. There’s something about climbing a crisp mountain with your favorite dog by your side. Breath in the clean mountain air, feel the terrain beneath your feet, taste determination as you hike upwards.

I’ve referenced before that I’m wearing Smartone. This is one of my favs. You can’t go wrong with ordering off of Smartone. As women, this is important! Have you ever heard of the phrase, you feel the way you dress? It is so true. How you dress can tell your mind how to act. If you have the right workout gear, you can be your best on the exercise field. Don’t be afraid to branch out!

Dogs are life. I can’t tell you how many times I’ll be walking somewhere, see a cute dog, and just have to stop and ask about him or her! This shouldn’t be a surprise to some of my awesome fans and followers. When I was in Washington D.C., there were dogs everywhere. I really can’t tell you how often I stopped to say hi or ask to pet someone else’s dog. Who else out there is as obsessed with them as I am? Chanel is special to me; my close companion, and pretty much my child. It’s true what they say. Children and dogs share the same sentiment. Don’t they though?

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