ONWard: The Beauty of Dog Years

July 28, 2018 By John Rezell, Editor I’ve often wondered about the concept of dog years, although never enough to actually research how or why we multiply an earthly number of years by seven to understand how ...

Spokatopia Photo Contest

That’s right—another contest, another gear giveaway! Send us your BEST photos and videos from the 2018 Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival. We’ll choose three winners in each category (photo and video) and ...

ELWAYVILLE: Water Dogs

You know who loves playing in the water even more than you? Your everloving canine companion. My mother reads this column. She has Elevation Outdoors delivered to the house she and Dad moved to in Tacoma, ...

How to Hike with Your Dog

Keep your dog on a leash to avoid conflicts with other trail users, pets, and wildlife. Keep vaccinations current, and ensure your dog has the one for preventing Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease acquired ...

How To: Camping with a Dog

Camping is more fun with a dog. Grab a feature-stuffed Midori tent from Eureka! and spend the night snoozing under the stars. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime camping with a dog. There’s nothing ...

Let's Talk About Snakebites

You stand a greater risk of being killed by lightning or a bee sting than you do of dying from a snakebite. Heck, statistics indicate that your chances of being bitten are virtually zero. At the time of this ...

The Dog Days of Winter

As I approached the starting line, I quickly realized this race was unlike any I’d ever been to before. The competition was fierce. The conditions were uncomfortable. And the racers? Several had already licked ...

Dog and Country

Last week, in the ballroom of Hotel Albuquerque, a silver-headed gent in a three-piece suit, shirt open at the throat, perched on a stool and crooned a finger-snapping take on “Mack the Knife.” In the foyer, ...

Stop Babying Your Dog

I wrote a review of a grill last week that included a photo of my dog eating a piece of steak. So far, so formulaic. But man, some readers got pissed. Why? Well, he was eating that steak off the tip of a ...

The Best Dog Gear

Andrew Muse, a former pro snowboarder turned adventure photographer, spends most of his time on the road with his 2-year-old golden retriever, Kicker. Beside’s being Insta-famous, Kicker also stars in Muse’s ...

Stop Faking Service Dogs

Here in famously pet-friendly Los Angeles, I encounter dogs that are blatantly not service animals on a daily basis. Recently, during a morning visit to my local café, I laughed when a woman whose tiny dog was ...

May My Dog Days Never End

Stretching for 35 miles along the Middle Fork Willamette River, the Middle Fork Trail is great for mountain biking, hiking and offers plenty of spots for fishing. Photo by John Rezell EDITOR’S NOTE: Our Summer ...

Dear Dogs:

Dear dogs: I’m sure you get this a lot, but I’m a big fan. I’ve been watching you for a… The post Dear Dogs: appeared first on semi-rad.com.

The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

I was picking through the slightly imperfect sock bin at the Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington recently when I noticed The post The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are appeared first on Vermont Sports Magazine.

The Best Dog Gear

Owning a dog is unbelievably cheap, especially when you factor in the remarkable improvements it will bring to your health, fitness, and human relationships. But a few well-chosen purchases help make ...

10 Rules: Running with your Dog

After running thousands of collective miles with dogs over the years, we learned these tips to get the most out of training with a pooch leashed at your side. Editor’s Note: This article was originally ...

The History of Grillz

From gold caps to diamond encrusted fronts, grillz have become the ultimate status symbol. But this extravagant mouth bling goes back farther than Flavor Flav. The custom of bedazzled teeth dates back as far ...

Our Lady of Strays

For many hundreds of years, in Costa Rica's Central Valley and its lush surrounding highlands, one well-respected family has been known for one enduring distinction—not for its great wealth or political ...

Love Dogs

I met Fletch in a dirt driveway in Moab where we were both living at the time: me in the back of a truck, Fletch in a small camper trailer with her current human, Scott. The driveway belonged to my best friend ...