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Nutrition for Adventure Dogs
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Nutrition and Supplements for Adventure Dogs

What follows is meant to be a reflection on personal preferences and is purely informational in nature.  I in no way claim to be a vet or a canine nutritional expert, and this is not meant to be a comprehensive feeding guide. Please consult with your vet to help you…

Sam Glinsmann
Adventure Lifestyle Hiking and Backpacking

A Chat with a Superior Trail Hiker

We recently met adventure photographer Sam Glinsmann who is currently based in Minnesota. Our conversation quickly turned to his hike of the Superior Hiking Trail that runs along the north shore of Lake Superior. Sam and his dog Finn crushed 155 miles of the trail in just 7 days. Read…

Canicross Tips
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5 Tips for your First Canicross

Canicross: the sport of running cross country trails while being towed by your dog. Pretty much every slow jogger’s dream, including mine. Years after the children’s fun runs ended for me, and my dog, Tybee, trotted defiantly into “senior” status, we finally got the opportunity. Our first event was what…

Hiking with your dog in the desert
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5 Tips for Hiking with your Dog in the Desert

I know what you’re thinking about right now because I’m thinking the same thing. Where am I going to hike when Spring rolls around? The mountains? Nah, go there all the time…the beach? Nah, too far plus it’ll be too cold. Oh! The Desert. Yes, I’ll go to the desert…

All Dogs Left Behind
Adventure Lifestyle

Sometimes it’s “ALL Dogs Left Behind”

Here at Backcountry K-9, our unofficial motto has been “No Dog Left Behind”. And we’ve meant it. For over a decade we’ve represented gear to outfit your dog for day hikes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing and paddling. Our own dogs have been with us on tops of sand dunes and snowfields,…

Conquering 14ers With Man's Best Friend
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Conquering 14,000ft with Man’s Best Friend

About a year and a half ago my best friend Cooper and I moved from the Adirondack Mountains of New York to the Rockies of Colorado. After summiting all 46 high peaks in NY and exploring hundreds of other trails near our small town I was ready for some bigger mountains…

Colorado Trail Part 1
Adventure Lifestyle Hiking and Backpacking

Colorado Trail Part 1: “Don’t Go Wishing Your Life Away”

The idea for this trip first came to me at the Banff Film Festival’s Boulder, Colorado screening a few years ago.  We were celebrating my husband Patrick’s 30th birthday, and his father had come up frequently in conversation that night.  When Pat was in his early 20’s, he lost his…

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker
Adventure Lifestyle Hiking and Backpacking

A Chat with an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Have you ever thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail with your dog? We had a fun opportunity to outfit Panda, an AT Thru-Hiker’s dog, for the 2016 season. We recently caught back up with Jacqui Reed to get her reflections and thoughts on that AT thru-hike – what it was like…