Boone Dawg! First Snow Hike

The snow continues in to the night and following morning. By daybreak we have 8 1/2 inches of snow on the ground – and it is still falling. And Boone Dawg really enjoyed his first snow hike..

New DVD On The Pacific Crest Trail

Just got this DVD in the mail yesterday about the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and look forward to watching it.  It's received solid reviews from some respected members of the Trail community.  So I made the purchase.   I'm sure it will spark a desire to do another thru-hike – although taking six months off to walk in […]

Travel Book Review: Best Hikes with Dogs New Hampshire and Vermont by Lisa Densmore

First Snow Hike With My Dog

By daybreak we had 8 1/2 inches of snow on the ground and Boone Dawg got to partake in his first snow hike. Here we are on the Long Branch Trail descending from the Appalachian Trail to Standing Indian Campground. That’s a happy dog. For more information on this hike or to see additional photos […]

Long Branch Shelter replaces the old Big Springs Gap Shelter

Out with the old … and in with the new:  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Nantahala Hiking Club, and a local company – Goshen Timber Frames – teamed up for the construction of Long Branch Shelter near Glassmine Gap.  The new structure is located north of Standing Indian on the Appalachian Trail and about 17 miles from […]

Thorton v’s Boone, Round One

You’d think after hiking for 2.2 miles that the dogs would be tired, but here they are romping on a beach beside the Chattooga River. 

Letting Rebel Go: Saying Goodbye To Man’s Best Friend

I miss my dog – not that I don’t have a new one, but I can’t forget my old one.  It was 18 months ago, when Rebel sat outside the door watching me pack for a hike to The Perch in North Georgia.  He died within ten days of that trip, and I vividly recall […]

Planning A Winter Trip?   Here’s Some Tips For Camping With Your Dog in Cold Weather

No matter what kind of dog you have if you love to go camping in the colder months and plan on taking your dog with you, remember that all dog breeds can and do get cold so it’s a good idea that you no how to take your dog with you and keep him safe […]

Backpacking Sleeping Pillows w/ Glenn (aka The Helmet)

In this video, Glenn (aka The Helmet) shows us two camping pillows that are compact, lightweight, and suitable for the backcountry. You can follow this link for more information on backpacking sleeping pillows, or click here for more information on this hike along the Benton MacKaye Trail near the Toccoa River.

12 Tips To Make Camping With Your Dog A Great Experience

Imagine yourself camping with your dog. That would be great and enjoyable experience for sure. Going on a camping is perfect if you need some time to have fun and relax with your best buddy. This will greatly strengthen your bond. Tips for Camping With Your Dog  Acquire a proper ID tags and dog license […]