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Bond Between Man & Dog on Display During 60 Day Trip

In Ace and the Desert Dog, backpacking takes the back burner. Ace Kvale and his Blue Heeler's adventure isn't about living sans bacon, or drinking water that tastes like urine. It's about canine friendships, and the beauty thereof. It's about learning from a dog's patience, loyalty, and perseverance, and about slowing down and playing.  

In 2005, burnt out from photographing big names worldwide, Ace returned to Utah to find a newspaper ad selling abandoned puppies. Little did he know one, Ghengis Kahn, would become his best friend and partner, ten years later, on a 60-day canyon trek celebrating his 60th year. 

RELATED: Dog Drops Corbets Couloir and Stomps It!

But Ghengis is more than a dog who drinks from a saucepan. He's the author of Desert Dawg Adventure Blawg, where he admits he naps while his "man" answers questions about them, and sticks his tongue in people’s mouths if they don’t pay him attention. When Ghengis and Ace explore, it's not about the miles and the numbers; it's about the beauty of the backcountry, and the bonding.

Ace questions why the internet's full of cats. His answer: because dogs are too busy playing outside. Ghengis is proof. 

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Vanlife Tour: Jack Campion’s VW Crafter Mobile Chalet
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Vanlife Tour: Jack Campion’s VW Crafter Mobile Chalet

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If you enjoy adventures in the great outdoors, odds are that you're not content staying put in one place for too long. There are simply too many places to go and things to do for an adventurer to remain happy in a single locale. Combined with the ludicrous cost of living in many mountain towns, this desire for mobility and flexibility has led to the rise in "vanlife," a phenomenon in which spend copious amounts of time and money transforming commercial vans into mobile, self-contained homes.

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The North Face Unveils ‘PERSPECTIVES’, A Film Series Exploring Change
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Change is a constant of life. We can’t control change, but we have autonomy over how we react to it. For folks who thrive in the outdoors, this rings especially true. We’re constantly at the mercy of Mother Nature, coping with changing elements, seasons, conditions, or goals. For someone like filmmaker Renan Ozturk, his life was always dictated by climbing. It was his compass, guiding him from one grand adventure to the next. But Ozturk wouldn’t be the filmmaker he is today had he never