Friday, September 30, 2011

Get Out! The Colors are Spectacular

With fall in full force and the leaves changing all over, now is without a doubt the best time to get out on a last hike, trek or exploration with your pooches. The mountain tops throughout Colorado, especially on Rabbit Ears Pass, just outside of Steamboat Springs (where this photo was taken), appear to be bursting in flames, with all the yellows, oranges and reds consuming the trees.

Granted, every autumn brings with it the same array of color before the frigid, snowy days of winter arrive. But this one in particular seems more vivid than previous. So, go take advantage of these final, tranquil and colorful days while they're still here. It's unbelievable outside!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall is Coming Fast!

We don't know about you, but here in Colorado fall is approaching faster than we'd like. Sure, we had an epic summer hiking, mountain biking and peak wagging with our favorite pooches, but hopes of an Indian Summer seem to be dwindling. Some of the nearby peaks already have a dusting of snow, and the leaves have already started changing colors!

So, as way a way to say sayonara to a great summer season, we headed up to Heart Lake with a few of the Bernese clan for one final, sunny day hike. Sporting their new Granite Gear packs, the dogs definitely appreciated the exercise, as well as a nice swim in the frigid lake.

Hopefully you had as good a summer as we did! Happy trails everybody!

Friday, September 9, 2011

And the Second Winner is: Tripawds!

Month 2 of 3 has passed for the "Is Your Dog a Peakwagger?" contest, and the winner is: Tripawds (if that is the pooch's real name).

Although we have yet to hear from Amanda Pants Rich, the dog's owner, it seems that her photo submission says it all. Tripawds loves camping, loves the outdoors and can wear a backpack all while sporting just three legs. Now that's an impressive peak-wagging canine!

For those who did not win, there is still one more month of the contest! So like our Facebook Page and submit those photos to win some fabulous Peakwaggers prizes.

Lastly, congratulations to our runner up, Bentley, from Ski Haus Steamboat. Now that dog can fly!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Goodbye to a True Peakwagger

In March, we lost one of our true, original peakwaggers: Sumo. Besides being the company's mascot as well as one of the biggest Bernese Mountain Dogs we'd ever seen, Sumo was by far one of the kindest and sweetest dogs around. We constantly received questions about his whereabouts at last month's OR Show, since he had made such a huge impression the year prior, at our first show.

So, as a way to say goodbye and "pass the Peakwaggers' torch," so to speak, we headed up to Bob and Betty Lake, in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, to scatter Sumo's ashes. With Momo - our new mascot - carrying the remains, we finally laid to rest one of the best dogs we'd ever known at one of his favorite places on Earth.

It is true what they say, that dog is man's best friend. Sumo, however, was definitely something more.