This past weekend my humans brought me camping at Itasca State Park. I’ll be sharing more pictures tomorrow from the trip, but today I’m explaining to people why I love camping in the winter.
I would first like to clarify something, there are two camping seasons: summer camping (Memorial Day – Labor Day) and winter camping (Labor Day – Memorial Day). Most people camp during the “summer” camping season, however, my humans and I love camping during the “winter” season.
Without further ado, here is why I love winter camping:
- No People! Here in Minnesota during the summer time the camp grounds are full of adults, kids, and pets. However, during the winter you may find only a hand full of people if any at the camp grounds. Even though I love people this way I can be off my leash more, don’t have to worry about howling at the moon, and I can go to the bathroom in peace.
- No Heat! This is self explanatory. I would rather snuggle with my humans on a cold night then panting to death in a tent on a hot, humid Minnesota night. Although preparing for the cooler temps is extremely important. My human’s make sure I’m properly clothed, have the right amount of fluff and plan a head. But my humans always say, “You can always add more layers, but you can only take so many off.”
- No Bugs! Not only are there no mosquitoes, flies, or gnats, but the most pesky bug of them all, the tick! Especially when you are a fluffy pup, finding this little guys can be a pain. But, during the winter time there is no need to worry, these guys are no where to be found.
Well, there you have it, 3 reasons winter camping rocks!
Do you like to go winter camping? Do you go winter camping with your dog? Would love to hear from you!
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