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This Man And His Wolfdog Will Make You Want To Go Hiking Right Now

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Meet Loki, a 2-year-old wolfdog from Denver.

Kelly Lund

He's a a husky/arctic wolf/malamute mix.

Kelly Lund

Loki and his human, Kelly Lund, love going on epic hiking adventures together.

Kelly Lund

Lund, an outdoor adventure professional, says he is "a firm believer in the intrinsic value of adventures and challenging yourself."

Kelly Lund

"We adventure merely because we enjoy it," Lund tells BuzzFeed. "Loki more than me probably."

Kelly Lund

Loki started backcountry skiing when he was 4 months old, and he has seen most of the West before his third birthday.

Lund will occasionally let him roam the woods free, then later track him down with a GPS locator attached to his collar.
Kelly Lund

Lund will occasionally let him roam the woods free, then later track him down with a GPS locator attached to his collar.

"My goal is to see as much of the world as I can with my pup and make as many memories as possible with him and the people I love," says Lund.

Kelly Lund

Loki is a a low-content wolfdog, meaning he is genetically more dog than wolf. Still, caring for a wolfdog isn't easy, Lund says.

Wolfdogs "require an extreme amount of exercise and socialization that most people do not have time for ... There is an incredible need for wolfdog adoption because most people bring a wolfdog home and end up getting rid of it because they had no idea what they are getting themselves into. We hope to bring more light to this issue.”
Kelly Lund

Wolfdogs "require an extreme amount of exercise and socialization that most people do not have time for ... There is an incredible need for wolfdog adoption because most people bring a wolfdog home and end up getting rid of it because they had no idea what they are getting themselves into. We hope to bring more light to this issue.”

"I'm fascinated by Loki and his quirky personality," says Lund. "He doesn't beg for attention. He's always present. It teaches me to be present and find satisfaction in the simple, natural things in life."

Kelly Lund

"I couldn't be more thankful for a best friend like him."

Kelly Lund

Follow Loki on Instagram and Facebook, and check out this video of his awesome adventures!

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