What you'll do
We’ll take a magnificent sunset hike led by your co-host Penni. Upon meeting up, we’ll get Penni geared up before spending some time going over our route. Then we start a 50 minute trek down into a stunning, narrow slot canyon. We’ll arrive at some incredible hot springs where we’ll enjoy drinks and just hang out for a bit with Penni. Then we’ll walk from the hot springs to the river where we can go from the nice warm water to an invigorating cold plunge! We’ll end the evening relaxing on a remote beach before heading back up to the top. Throughout our adventure, you’ll learn all the best tips for hiking with a dog — be prepared to give Penni lots of pets!
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Hi, I’m Blaine, Penni’s dad. I met Penni in 2014 at an adoption event in New Jersey. I had been looking for a canine companion for a while and was struggling to find my perfect match. When I asked about Penni, I was warned that she was timid and had been through a rough time. I sat on the floor and Penni came over — and to everyone’s surprise, she jumped in my lap. I knew I had found my girl. In 2015, we moved to Las Vegas where the weather is warmer and life is calmer. We started exploring and hiking and Penni blossomed into a more confident and happy dog with each day we spent outdoors. Now Penni will follow me anywhere, including up a mountain. We go hiking, rappelling, ziplining — we do everything together. Today, she’s not only incredibly adventurous, but she’s also an ambassador for pit bulls everywhere.
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Where you'll be
We’ll be exploring a scenic and breathtaking area of Arizona which is about a 40-minute drive from the Las Vegas strip. The hike will take us through towering canyon formations composed of various colors of volcanic rock.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend. This hike is strenuous but very doable for anyone with moderate hiking experience. It’s a popular spot for people of all ages!
This hike is strenuous but very doable for anyone with moderate hiking experience. Be sure to wear clothing and swimwear you can get dirty (the hot springs are sulfuric so your clothes may get stained/smell). **Also available for private groups, message me for details on custom dates and times.
Adventuring with Penni the Dog