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Dog’s Best Friend

Bed time, from a recent hike with the kids and dogs on the Chattooga River…

End of the road…

  End of the road on this hike yesterday near the river. Lot's of rain here in Georgia and it shows!  #besthikeswithdog

Happy Hour

I saw this shirt on a trip to Tampa recently and had to get one. Happy Hour (campfire and dog included)!

Appalachian Trail, Walking On A Dream – May 2, 2015

Took a hike with my son and our dog last weekend. Had an interesting start to the backpacking trip and nearly perfect weather for our camp out. Here is the dream version of the video.

Benton MacKaye Trail Trip Video – March 8, 2015

We had nearly perfect Spring weather for this hike last weekend in North Georgia.  My dog slept for most of the next 24 hours after our 9.7 mile loop hike on and around the Benton MacKaye Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness.  Spring has finally sprung!

The Boyz and the dogs do a walk over and leave me in the dust

Hiking northbound on the Appalachian Trail about two miles from Bly Gap and the Georgia-North Carolina border. The Boyz and thedogs do a walk over and leave me in the dust.

Prevention Magazine interviewed me earlier in the year ….

Prevention Magazine interviewed me earlier in the year for an article titled “7 Tips For Safer Hiking With Your Dog“.  I believe it appeared in the August 2014 issue, but here’s an excerpt from the online version: “When Steve Goodrich’s 3-year-old dog, Boone, sees him get out the backpack, the black Lab leaps for joy. “He goes crazy,” […]

100% Chance Of Rain? Backpacking To Plum Orchard Shelter

The weatherman said there was a 100% chance of rain today, and he was 100% right!  It rained all morning, and all afternoon.  I confess that  I'm still not sure how I was talked in to this trip, or how we got away with it at all.  Despite the gloomy weather (and our ventures in […]

Working Off Thanksgiving Dinner – An Overnight In Panthertown Valley

  After fattening up on Thanksgiving dinner, The Camel meets us in North Carolina for a hike in to Panthertown Valley.  No one is more excited than the Boone Dawg who is craving some time in the backcountry.  And we are blessed with sunshine as you can see from the the shadows in this photo. […]

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..