Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Oregon!

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: Oregon!

Oregon was the first place I lived after spending most of my life in eastern Pennsylvania. Originally, I road tripped out there to spend a few weeks or months working on my Uncle’s organic seed farm, but I loved the place so much, I ended up staying for a year and a half. Four days a week I worked on the farm and every weekend I went hiking somewhere different.

From my cabin in Wren, the Pacific Ocean, Cascade volcanoes, Eastern desert and the central river valleys were all within a few hour’s drive and I was in love with the sheer diversity of Oregon’s landscapes. To this day, when people ask me if I had to settle down somewhere for awhile, where would it be? I always say Oregon.

Happy Bowie on Mary's Peak

Bowie & Mount Hood

Dogs in Old Growth Woods, Oregon Coast Range

Bowie on the Pacific Crest Trail

Driftwood & Dog on the Oregon Coast

Smith Rock Bowie

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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2 Responses to Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Oregon!

  1. Beautiful. My friend recently moved there with her husband for a few months and I am loving her reports and photos. And of course, I am loving yours too…and those dogs. Great companions aren’t they.

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