Category Backpacking


TruHiking with Pants: A Story of Love and Healing

The following story, written by our good friend Lori, is a personal one. Lori, her husband Brett, her son Scott, and their faithful canine companion Pants, set out this past summer for a southbound thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Along the way, we’ve gotten to know this thoughtful and courageous family and we are […]


Which National Parks are Dog-Friendly?

In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday! To celebrate, the NPS will offer free admission on 16 days throughout the year. Here are the 2016 Free Admission Dates: Today! January 18th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) April 16-24 (National Park Week) August 25-28 (National Park Service’s 100th Birthday) September 24th (National Public […]

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The Winter Slog: Jen & Haggis

In January 2016, Jen Crook and her best pal, a black lab named Haggis, will set off on a 550-mile trek across Scotland, from Gretna Green on the border with England to Cape Wrath at the northern tip of the country. Jen, a film-maker, photographer, climber, and general adventurer, says the idea developed from the […]


Ruff Adventure Dog Update – Zoey Settles into her Forever Home in Aspen, CO

Zoey’s getting settled into her forever home. We caught up with her forever human Ariel to see what they’ve been up to.


Gear Guide To Camping With Your Dog – Part 2: Backpacking

In our previous blog post, we reviewed our favorite pieces of gear for car camping with our canine companions. Now, let’s take a look at the gear guide to backpacking with your dog. Backpacking is unique in that the goal is to carry what you need to stay safe and relatively comfortable, and not much […]


Thru-Hiking the Colorado Trail – Blind. Trevor Thomas and Tennille Share Their Story And Tips For Backpacking With A Canine

Imagine thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, or maybe the Tahoe Rim Trail. Day after day of logging high miles, setting up and tearing down camp, cooking food and navigating mile after mile of trail and wilderness. Then, imagine doing this blind. Solo. With all of your trust in your faithful companion and […]


Which Dog Pack Is Right For My Dog?

With three models of dog packs, a couple of questions we frequently get are, what pack should I get for my dog? And, what are the differences between your packs? The question that we ask in return to aid in the decision making process is, “what activities will you be using this pack for with […]


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