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Pawsitively Intrepid

If you are an adventurous pet lover, than you are in the right place. We hope to inspire you to get outside, create more adventures, and live your life alongside 4 paws to the fullest. 

Click on one of the 3 links below to get started exploring this site. 

Pets in the National Parks

Click here to explore the United States' national parks with us.

We have visited 37 /46 national parks in the contiguous 48 states.

-National Park Adventures-

The Midwest Pup

This is the place for all of our local adventures, gear reviews, and general dog blog posts.

This blog was started in La Crosse, WI, although our current home base is in Minnesota.

-Dog Adventures-

The Feline Files

We can't forget about the cats. Cats can make wonderful adventure companions.

This is the spot to find blog posts about indoor and outdoor feline adventures.

-Cat Adventures-

Our story

Pawsitively Intrepid is a blog dedicated to exploring the adventure of life with dogs and cats. From challenging hikes, to gear reviews, to creating indoor enrichment we hope to encourage amazing human-animal bonds through informative blog posts that help you tackle life’s obstacles with your four-pawed companion.

Our aim is to inspire ourselves and our readers to invite more pet-friendly adventures into our lives. Whether that means welcoming a litter of foster kittens into your home or planning your first backpacking trip with your pup, we hope you can feel pawsitively intrepid.

Our headquarters are located in the Midwest. This blog originated in La Crosse, WI and is now operated out of Minnesota. We are continually working on adding information about local hiking, rescues, health concerns, and more topics for the Midwestern cat and dog. 

While most of our topics are local, in April 2018, Sasha, Glia, and two human companions started off on a national parks road trip. The first loop of our road trip encompassed 3 months and brought us to 37 of the 46 national parks in the 48 contiguous United States. We have plans to complete the remaining 9 parks. 


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Life with pets is an adventure. Enjoy the journey. 


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Recent Posts

  • The leaves outside my window are starting to change. They slowly morph from green to gold and then drift down to the ground. The air is finally crisp and I am comfortable in hats and gloves outside. The apple orchards are open and the pumpkin patches are full of the

  • If you enjoy rock formations and canyons, then you need to visit Canyonlands National Park. This impressive national park is split by the Colorado River and its tributaries. These 4 distinct regions are Island in the Sky, The Needles, The Maze, and the rivers themselves. Each district is worthy of

  • Next to the many wonderful national parks in Colorado, is another state with an abundance of federally maintained outdoor spaces: Utah. Utah contains 5 of the 46 national parks on our contiguous United States road trip. This post is dedicated to Arches National Park, but stayed tuned for our summaries

  • On the western side of Colorado, is one of the lesser known national parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison. With just over a mere 200,000 annual visitors, the crowds are smaller here.  The drive to it’s entrance feels remote. Especially compared to it’s nearby better known cousins – such as

  • From northern British Columbia all the way down to New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains form a stunning natural barrier. With snow-capped peaks rising up to just over 14,400 feet, this mountain chain contains the tallest mountains in Central North America. These majestic mountains contain lakes and rivers that supply water

  • The Incomplete Planning In July of 2018, after spending 3 months in an RV, I was itching to strap my gear to my back and head deeper into wilderness. Fortunately for me, I had a family event to attend in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Eagle River is only a hop, skip,

  • Between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado, are the tallest sand dunes in North America. The dunes in Great Sand Dunes National Park reach up to 750 feet tall and cover more than 30 square miles. The adjacent preserve protects over 41,000 acres of pinyon-juniper forests

  • Located in the southwest corner of Colorado, is a unique national park. Where many national parks were formed to preserve dramatic landscapes and unique ecosystems, Mesa Verde National Park preserves history. Ancestral Puebloan People lived in this area for around 700 years. If you travel the southwestern area of the

  • Located conveniently off of I-40 in Arizona is an ancient preserved forest. Scientist suspect that 225 million years ago, this region was a humid and subtropical climate with trees as tall as 200 ft. As they were washed away and buried by silt, soil, and volcanic ash, the conditions were

  • Stretching for over 270 miles is a trench in the earth that is up to 18 miles wide and one mile deep. Visiting this impressive canyon is awe-inspiring. Almost indescribable. It certainly leaves me breathless every time. Located in northern Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most

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