Tis the Season For Musher’s Secret Dog Paw Wax

Snow in the High Sierra and across the Rocky Mountains. It is time to stock up on Musher’s Secret. Keep you dogs healthy this winter and protect their paws with Musher’s Secret Wax. Apply liberally on the pads and between toes to create a semi permeable protective barrier. Made from organic and natural waxes, Musher’s Wax works like a bootie but better. No chance of your dog losing a bootie in the snow. A proven and effective healing balm for your dog’s paws.

You can stock up on it at Wild Mountain Online


Meet Finn Our Newest Member of the Pack


Finn was born on February15th just a day shy of Valentines Day. After losing Rio, We had to step back and  decide what to do about the huge space that he had filled in all of our lives, especially Lily’s. Lily was quiet and pensive. Walks were just routine. She slept most of the day and seemed sullen. Janet and I talked about rescuing another dog but finding a good mix for her was challenging at best. Then we found a breeder that lived close by. Janet went to check out the litter just as their eyes were beginning to open. Of course, I got dragged over to take a look. You can look but somehow not leave without wanting to put a deposit down. They were cute but devoid of any personality. We returned weeks later to pick one of them to bring home. Our choice was between two remaining boys, one rather large and one smaller. We chose the smaller boy thinking he would be a better match for Lily and might fit in the already crowded Airstream Argosy. a couple of weeks later we brought him home. Lily was somewhat offended at first trying to stay away from him. This went on for a few weeks. Then exactly on Rio’s May 6th birthday she began to play with Finn. I guess she decided to make the best of it or that Rio’s spirit guided her.
Now they are inseparable. We have gone through the usual bites, scratches, and little sleep that owning a puppy affords. The adventure with labs continues!


Greetings from the Sierras

Shake the winter blues and get outside! Snowshoeing is the fastest growing sport in the country for a variety of reasons.

Snowshoeing requires no particular skill. If you can hike, you can snowshoe.
Generally snowshoeing doesn’t require an admission fee.
You can take the dog and even the entire family from young to old.
Pack a lunch and a thermos of hot chocolate and you are set.
Good sturdy hiking boots and a gaiter are recommended footwear.
Outerwear to keep you warm and dry is also a good idea. Don’t forget the Musher’s Secret for the dog’s paws.

On a recent holiday I ventured away from the crowds at the local ski areas and explored the trails along highway 20. The snow was fresh and deep from the last storm coating the trees and creating a winter wonderland. All this was less than 30 minutes travel from Nevada City. At Omega Overlook I headed north out of the parking lot on a trail that paralleled the highway. I followed the trail and took the first left which looped around and headed back to the starting point. The view from the trail was spectacular. The trail can provide both silence and solitude as it winds deeper into the forest.
Snow Dragon near Omega Rest Stop
Further down the highway Steep Hollow, a nearby cross-country ski trail system marked by the Nordic Skiers of Nevada County, is located on Highway 20 just past the Alpha-Omega rest stop 18 miles east of Nevada City. For a wide open space try the area near Bowman Road. The Castle Peak area provides access to the backcountry via the Pacific Crest Trail. A Sno-Park pass is required to park for these trails.
Mountain Recreation has a full line of Atlas and MSR snowshoes, poles, and gaiters available. Rentals are $15 day and includes poles as well.
Guided tours are available from one of our professional guides. Call us at 530-477-8006.
On the snowshoe trail

Mushing Dogs and Paw Protection

You don’t have to have Mushing Dogs to appreciate the value of Musher’s Secret Wax. Used regularly throughout the Winter, your dog’s paws will withstand the ice buildup and salt burn from walking the streets. Use Musher’s Wax on any outdoor venture like skiing and snowshoeing. It will protect your dog’s paws and they will enjoy romping in the snow even more! Check out the 200 gram size

Mushers Secret Wax

Mushers Secret Wax

, the best value for you money.