Our cross-country move to Tacoma included 3 national parks and one state park. The first stop after visiting our friends in Lawrence was Rocky Mountain. We took turns exploring out from the car, since dogs aren’t allowed more than 100 feet or so from the road or parking lots and we of course had Rosie with us. It was a challenge that presented some opportunities for bits of alone time in nature, which was nice. The other person would often walk Rosie around as far as she could go in the vicinity and so she got to check out a few streams and some of the forests, too. As much as it was frustrating at times to not be able to take off on a hike, it was really fun to have her with us when you saw her excited about a marmot sighting or watching a bison go by the car at Yellowstone. Having her with us brought its own special moments. But a lot of people don’t know you can’t hike with dogs in national parks, as I didn’t when we began planning the trip. Here are just a few of my favorites.