The Education of Mr. Fitz Roy

The Life and Training of a Hiking Dog Some updates from the life and training of a hiking dog... Sylvia and Brian continue to work molding expedition sled dog/surf dog Fitz Roy into a companion suitable for hiking. Fitz is intelligent, energetic and eager to please. But he is also very excitable (that’s the sled …

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Sunday Afternoon by the Eno River

Eno River State Park, Durham, NC *We have added Eno River State Park to our list of the best local places to hike in the Triangle Area. In fact, all things considered, sprawling Eno River might have the best overall experience of any park within an hour of the Raleigh-Durham area. We found ourselves with …

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Spring is Here, Time for Hiking…and Updates!

Updates to the Site Spring is the time when hiking season gets into full swing. In the Southern Appalachians you can actually hike any time of year, and summer is perhaps the LEAST attractive month. Spring is our second favorite season behind fall. It's also time for some updates to the site. We have added …

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The Evolution of a Hiking Dog!

Our Time with Fitz Roy: We’re So Glad to be Adopted by a Great Dog! Few things have proven more satisfying to us than the adventure of dog ownership. When Sylvia and Brian married in 2009, Brian committed on paper to a dog. But that commitment stayed on paper for nearly a decade. Many valid …

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A Day on the Mountain (Sort of)

Medoc Mountain State Park, Halifax, NC **We have added Medoc Mountain State Park to the list of our Best Hikes in the Triangle Area. Okay, so there's no actual mountain here...it's still one of the best and least crowded outdoor getaways within an hours drive of Raleigh.** For our first official expedition with new team …

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Fitz Roy Turns One Year Old!

The Domestic (Dog) Adventure: Fitz Roy Two months ago we introduced the fabulous Fitz Roy, the first four-legged member of the BecauseItzThere team. It has been a seriously new experience having Fitz aboard. Site Editor and Minister of Expedition Brian has managed a hiking expedition or two, most often with positive results, and he has …

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from BecauseItzThere! The Holidays are a time when things can get a little bit stressful, sometimes even depressing. That's one of the reasons we have a celebration at this time of year! One of the ways you can avoid the Holiday Blues? Get Outdoors! We hope you are enjoying an …

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