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Hiking the Finger Lakes Trail; Quinn falls in love :)

May 16, 2018

A good friend of mine is the trail master for a section of the finger lakes trail system (FLT).  Last summer She invited me to go backpacking on her section of the trail. We decided to spend the night in one of the many lean-tos sprinkled throughout the trail system….


Local Hiking Fun!!

May 14, 2018

Hiking has become a weekly or bi-weekly event for us. Largely because my 2.5-year-old border collie (Quinn) needs more exercise than our daily runs and agility training offer.

One thing I have discovered in my quest to be active and outdoors is that a hike doesn’t have to be a…

Diana Klein
Upstate NY

Let's be honest: we have busy lives. Getting trapped in a monotonous routine seems unavoidable. 40+ hours work weeks, family obligations, and houses to clean. Americans have a lot to do and a limited time to do it! As a 35-year-old very busy professional (veterinarian), the pull to veg on the couch is strong and sometimes wins. Happily (or perhaps pathetically), my pull to be constantly active and have a project going is stronger. My main sidekicks (as you might guess by my job) are my dogs and sometimes my husband 🙂. My youngest is a 2.5-year-old VERY high energy border collie and he has led me on many adventures in my never-ending quest to entertain him and hopefully tire him out. Hopefully, our adventures will inspire you to skip the couch (at least for a bit) and get out into nature!