Ace and the Desert Dog

Ace Kvale turned 60 last fall, and to celebrate, he planned a 60-day, off-trail backpacking trip around Utah's Canyon Country, leaving from his front door.

He had a dozen friends join him for different sections of the trip, and one friend who joined him for the whole thing: his blue heeler, 10-year-old Genghis Khan.

Covering over 400 miles on their journey presented it's challenges but the special relationship between Ace and Genghis proved most powerful.

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