Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Colorado!

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio (short for D.O.G.). Without the dogs, it’s just a pretty picture, but with them  it’s a place I’ve been, a place I know and love. From time to time I’ll post some of my favorite photos on here from my travels with Bowie and D.O.G. Today: Colorado!

Right now I’m living in New Mexico, but I’m carrying on an intense love affair with Colorado. Just about every weekend I’ve been driving three hours north to the San Juan and Weminuche Mountains to escape the heat and the rattlesnakes. Colorado is mountains and so far this summer the dogs and I have climbed 11,000, 12,000 and 13,000 foot peaks. Hopefully we will fit in a fourteener before summer’s end!

Dogs on the summit of Quartz Ridge, 12,390 feet, San Juan Mountains

Alpine Swim Dogs, San Juan Wilderness

Wilderness Wildflower D.O.G.

Emerald Lake D.O.G.

Dogs Summiting Summit Peak- 13,330 feet

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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3 Responses to Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Colorado!

  1. Great photos! I love the Emerald Lake image, I keep going back to it. All the views are just breathtaking 🙂

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