• Hidden Gem Hartley Springs Campground June Lake CA

    Posted on November 9th, 2016
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    After leaving beautiful Alabama Hills we traveled north on 395 past Mammoth Lakes to Hartley Spring Campground just south of the  June Lake turnoff.  This little hidden gem is a bit of challenge to get to.  The road in is dirt and the last bit when you turn off dirt road coming in is bumpy and curvy.  We made it in our 35’RV and there were a couple of large trailers that had also made it in.  Once in you are well rewarded, very few campers and the 8000 foot elevation gave us much needed cool weather after the desert.  There are no hookup, dry camping and so so beautiful .

    This was the view from our campsite, no one near us.  Deer came in to graze in the afternoon.  Iris and Zimba see their first deer of the trip!

    This was the view from our campsite, no one near us. Deer came in to graze in the afternoon. Iris and Zimba see their first deer of the trip!

     

    Taking a hike with the kids.  Iris went crazy smelling every log, bush and twigs hunting for varmints.  She is the happiest dog on earth

    Taking a hike with the kids. Iris went crazy smelling every log, bush, and twig, hunting for varmints. She is the happiest  dog on earth.

     

    Zimba loves hiking too, he is a bit more timid.

    Zimba loves hiking too, he is a bit more timid.

     

    What a campsite!  The smell of sweet pines and cool breezes!

    What a campsite! The smell of sweet pines and cool breezes!

     

    Cooler evenings call for blankets and snuggles.

    Cooler evenings call for blankets and snuggles.

  • Kinbasket Lake Resort Canada

    Posted on October 31st, 2016
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    Beautiful Kinbasket Lake Canada

    Beautiful Kinbasket Lake Canada, after crossing the boarder into Canada we made our way north.  Kinbasket Lake Resort was one of our all time favorite camp sites.  The road in is a logging road, very curvy and dirt, but we made it in our 35′ rig, we did bury the front end on one hair pin curve so don’t cut it close!  But what a reward once you get down to the lake!

    The lake is turquoise from glacier silt, similar to Lake Louise. You can rent canoes, and boat and fish on the lake if you have your own boat.

    The lake is turquoise from glacier silt, similar to Lake Louise. You can rent canoes, and boat and fish on the lake if you have your own boat.

    This is the view from our campsite, be sure to ask for a lakeside spot.

    This is the view from our campsite, be sure to ask for a lakeside spot.

    Cross the bridge over Beaver Creek (where we paddled the canoes) and you can let the dogs off leash....

    Cross the bridge over Beaver Creek (where we paddled the canoes) and you can let the dogs off leash….

    Zimba tested the water, Iris who is suppose to be the water dog was too busy looking for squirrels.

    Iris thought about taking a dip.

    Iris thought about taking a dip. Remember to use an Earth Care Odor Remover Bag in your RV to get rid of that wet dog smell.

  • What’s The Best Tech For You, Your Pets, and the Environment?

    Posted on October 25th, 2016
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    Do you need help controlling litter box odors or keeping an eye on your pets while you are gone?

    Clear The Air would like to share some of the best technology for you, your pets, and the environment.

    When you think about technology that can save you time or make your life easier, tech for your pets is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. But there are many options available that can help you reach your goals while taking care of your pets and the environment. Here are a few ideas that all savvy pet owners can benefit from trying out.

    Keep Your Furry Friend in Your Sights

    Most people who have dogs consider their canine to be a part of their family, and the same sentiment often applies to cats too. So it’s understandable that one of the main fears of having a pet is them somehow getting away and you not being able to find them. You can easily put this fear to rest by using a GPS tracker to keep tabs on your pet’s whereabouts.

    The Paw Tracker is an intuitive, lightweight tracker that can be clipped directly onto your furry pal’s collar. The tracking system is linked to your smartphone and you can quickly see the location of your dog or cat anytime you get concerned. Make the whole system environmentally friendly by clipping the Paw Tracker to an eco-friendly collar like one from Earth Dog and by using your smartphone of choice.

    Freshen and Clear The Air

    Ask any cat lover what the biggest downside is to owning these lovable companions and they’ll almost always answer, “litter boxes.” Although a necessary part of having a cat, the smell is unpleasant and cleaning them can be a hassle. The good news is technology has produced a solution.

    Try the Litter-Robot, an automatic self-cleaning litter box that eliminates the need to scoop out the clumps in the litter box yourself. It helps you save pounds of litter and will also significantly reduce how much trash you throw out each year. Of course this doesn’t solve the odor problem, so you’ll want to couple the Litter-Robot with the Clear the Air Cat Urine Odor Remover Bundle. Our product is non-toxic and biodegradable, and therefore safe for the planet. Using these two items in tandem ensures that you will have a much more pleasant experience with the least fun aspect of cat ownership and the environment will benefit at the same time.

    Upgrade Your Food and Water System

    The daily chore of feeding your kitties and pooches can sometimes be difficult. You get stuck at work late one day, and they’re meowing and howling by the time you get home. Or you need to go on a short trip but have no one who can come by and refill your pets’ food and water bowls. Or maybe you’ve been told by your veterinarian that your furry best friend needs to lose a little weight for her health. Once again, technology to the rescue.

    Have you considered an automatic pet feeder? The Automatic Pet Feeder from Toppy Pets is made from eco-friendly plastic and takes care of your creatures’ most basic needs when you’re not able to. Simply want to slow down your dog’s eating time, and help her get a little weight off? Try the Simply Pets A-Maze-In-A-Bowl Slow Feed Dog Bowl, which is made from eco-friendly bamboo fibers and helps manage canine obesity.

    Whatever your goals and needs are for your cats and dogs, there’s likely a device that can help you achieve them. Give these products and systems a try and feel good about the benefits to you, your furry children and the environment.

  • California here we come….right back where we started from

    Posted on October 5th, 2016
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    Over the boarder heading to Crescent City to visit our dear friends Chuck and Linda

    California here we come right back where we started from!

    California here we come….. right back where we started from!

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  • Charleston Oregon

    Posted on October 3rd, 2016
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    Charleston is just south of Coos Bay Oregon, we stayed in the RV park right in the Marina.  The campground itself is not very scenic but if you like fish this is a great spot.  We bought fresh tuna right off the fishing boats, and were graciously given Dungeness Crab from a fellow RVer who couldn’t fit any more in their freezer.    Lots of room to walk the dogs but no good off leash areas.

    Charleston Oregon Fresh Tuna bought from the Fisherman himself!

    Checking out the fishing boats, the docks make Z nervous.

    Walking the Plank! Check out Z’s paws spread out and they are nervous because they can see the water through the slats.

  • First Camp Site Alabama Hills below Mt Whitney

    Posted on September 27th, 2016
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    Alabama Hills is just off the 395 on the way to Bishop CA.  BLM land at its best, free but dry camping.  Fabulous views of Mt. Whitney.  The road is off the road to Mt Whitney portal, it is dirt but doable in our 35′ rig.  Stop at the visitor center as you enter Lone Pine which is on your right coming from the south,  they can give you information on Alabama Hills.  Definitely dog friendly we let our dogs run off leash, we only saw about 5 cars go by each day we were there. The bad part, it is HOT in the summer suggest this spot in the winter.  We were there in July and the days were spent in the RV with AC on, the mornings and evenings were heavenly.

    Early morning walk with dogs, Iris is out there

    The RV looks little hidden in the huge rocks.

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    The campsite we had is where scenes from Iron Man were filmed. Many movies filmed here, there is a Film Museum to visit near by.

    Mt Whitney…you can see the road up to the portal. BTW Mt Whitney is the tallest mountain in continental US.

     

    Morning coffee and view from the coach…beautiful last day as we head on up 395 toward June Lake….

     

  • Here we go!

    Posted on September 26th, 2016
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    We embarked on a two month journey from San Diego to Jasper Canada and back.  I have named it 35 FEET, 8 PAWS, and TWO OLD FARTS.  Follow as we all adapt to life on the road.  Looking for dog friendly RV parks, hikes, and, restaurants along the way.

    Zimba and Iris ready for Adventures!

  • Taking Your Pets With You On A Road Trip?

    Posted on September 20th, 2016
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    Road Trip! When traveling with your pets it is important to take extra precautions to make sure they have a good time too.

    Clear The Air would like to share these tips to keep your pets safe while you enjoy your trip.

    1. Prepare – If your trip isn’t right away, prepare your pets with short trips in the car to get them ready for the big day.

    2. Pack – Bring your pet’s favorite toys and blanket to help calm them on the long trip. Also pack all the supplies you will need for you pet including their food, water, dishes, bedding, leashes, litter boxes, and any medications they need.

    3. ID Please – Don’t forget to bring your pet’s identification. Make sure the identification contains your current contact information and it’s attached to a sturdy collar. This will be helpful in case they do get lost.

    4. Be Safe and Secure – Pets are the safest in a carrier. Bring carriers for your pets to ride in while you are driving and make sure they are secured in your car. Sharp turns and sudden stops can cause your pets and their carriers to fall over and they can get hurt. Make sure the carriers are well ventilated and big enough for them to move around comfortably in.

    5. Take A Break – Be sure to make several stops along the way so pets can get out of the car and go to the bathroom. Make sure pets are wearing their identification and are on a leash for their safety.

    6. Bring Your Pets With You – If you need to stop for a snack, gas, or a meal, always take your pets with you. Don’t ever leave pets in the car even if it’s only going to be a few minutes. If you can’t take pets inside with you, take turns sitting outside with your pets so they are not left alone.

     

     

     

  • Keep Your Pets Safe This 4th of July!

    Posted on July 3rd, 2016
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    The 4th of July is full of outdoor activities with your family and pets!

    Clear The Air wants to remind you to keep your pets safe while you enjoy the holiday. Here are some food and water safety tips from the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) to make sure everyone has a fun day.

    Food Safety

    • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma.
    • Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pet severe indigestion and diarrhea. Foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.
    • Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.
    • Keep matches, lighter fluid, citronella candles, insect coils and tiki torch oil products out of reach. Ingestion can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets.

    Water Safety

    • Don’t let pets drink pool or ocean water. Drinking a large amount of sea water can lead to elevated sodium levels for dogs, which can cause nausea, vomiting, lethargy, tremors and potentially seizures. Pool water, on the other hand, can lead to low sodium levels. Signs of ingestion often start with nausea, vomiting and lethargy, and can progress to depression, unsteadiness, and even coma and seizures. Have your pet take breaks from playtime and drink lots of fresh water throughout the day. If a pet is exhibiting any neurological signs, get into a veterinary clinic immediately.
    • Keep your pet away from ocean critters. Star fish, sea urchins, jelly fish and squid are just a few of the creatures that can pose risk for our pets. If your pet is in or near the ocean, keep a close eye on him or her, and make sure they stay in more shallow water.
    • Avoid Algae. “Red tides” in the ocean are caused by a reddish-brown algal bloom that can be toxic to sea life, humans and our pets—leading to anything from eye and breathing issues to stomach upset, confusion or seizures. Blue-green algae can be found in fresh water like lakes or ponds, and ingestion can cause a serious problems like liver disease or affect the nervous system. Before letting your pet get in any water, check the area for postings and/or the presence of algae. If you see anything suspicious, it would be better to stay on dry land.
    • Practice pool safety. When pets get into the containers of the pool chemicals before they have been diluted, it can lead to burns—both on the skin with prolonged contact, or in the mouth and stomach if ingested. If you have caught your dog ingesting any pool chemicals, give a small amount of water or milk to dilute and then call APCC or take to a local veterinary clinic for evaluation.
  • How To Eliminate Shipping Container Odors

    Posted on March 31st, 2016
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    Eliminate those stinky odors from shipping containers and trucks with Clear The Air!

    Shipping containers often take on the odors of fish, food, animals, and many of the odors of previously shipped merchandise. Earth Care’s Clear The Air Odor Eliminators will completely eliminate these odors, pulling the odors out of the shipping container.

    Clear the air does not cover up odors; it literally “clears the air” leaving the air fresh and clean. Clear The Air is made from an all natural mineral, is non toxic and biodegradable and safe for Planet Earth.

    Directions to Eliminate Odors from Shipping Containers and Trucks

    • Hang 3 Earth Care Odor Eliminator Bags in container. It is best to have some air circulation. One bag will cover 100 square feet. Odor will be eliminated in 24 hours.
    • The bag will continue to eliminate new odors for up to 3 months.
    • If odors have soaked into the floor of container Clear The Air Odor Eliminator granules can be sprinkled on the bottom of the container. It is best to have some air circulation. Leave down 24 hours and vacuum or sweep out. Odors will be completely eliminated.
    • Click Here to order Shipping Container Odor Eliminator Bundle