What’s an active, Beagle-loving dog mom to do with her summer?

Lisa Goyne is hiking 450 miles along Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail, supporting Portland-based Cascade Beagle Rescue along the way.

Lisa’s trek began along with cousin,Jenny on July 28 at the California/Oregon border with the goal of reaching Washington five weeks later and raising $20,000 for CBR. A long distant hike has been a dream of Lisa’s for a long time. Drawing on inspiration from friends, family, and her own rescued Beagle, Emmy, she decided to go for it this summer.

“Cascade Beagle Rescue is excited to be a part of this unique fundraiser, and we look forward to increasing the number of beagles we can rescue, rehabilitate and rehome,” says CBR President, Amy Freeman.                                              

Since forming in 2005, nonprofit CBR has helped more than 600 dogs find their forever homes. 

Spot is excited to be able to follow along with Lisa as she reports in on life on the trail - the beauty, the simplicity, the mishaps, and the small pleasures.  

To date (Aug. 10), Lisa and Jenny have hiked 135 miles and made it to Crater Lake.  To read about these first miles, the preparations for this adventure, or to donate visit beaglenoses.com.