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

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: California!

California is such a big place. To date, I’ve taken four road trips through all corners of the state and I still feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface! So far my favorite regions are the Sierras and the coastal redwoods, but Yosemite, the southern deserts and crashing coastlines are high on the list too. Next summer we’re gonna log some miles on the Pacific Crest and Lost Coast Trails!

John Muir Trail Dogs

Two headed dog in the Forest of the Ancients

Stanford Dogs

Dead End Dogs, Mojave Desert

Big Sur D.O.G.

Crashing California Coast Dogs

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.: California!

  1. seekraz says:

    All beautiful pictures…and I love that you include a self-portrait, too…with your feet! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. thebigbookofdating says:

    Awesome shots! The chacos with the water look like my travel pics (:

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