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Colorado Trail Part 3: Reflections from the Trail
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Colorado Trail Part 3: Reflections from the Trail

This past July, I spent two weeks backpacking 100 miles the Colorado Trail with my pointer-mix Bella and my mother.  We spent the majority of the time hiking between Frisco and Twin Lakes, Colorado, and then drove South to complete three days in the beautiful San Juan Mountains outside of…

All Dogs Left Behind
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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,…

EzyDog Summit Pack
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EzyDog Summit Pack Review

We’ve worked with our friends at EzyDog in one capacity or another for the better part of a decade now. We’ve always appreciated their well-thought-out designs in a line of gear that is functional before flashy and competitive in price. So, when we heard EzyDog was redesigning their Summit Backpack…

Colorado Trail Part Two
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Colorado Trail Part 2: Release the Gear Hounds

In part one of my Colorado Trail Series, I introduced the 100-mile trip my mom, Bella, and I are planning next month and talked about our planning process. After deciding on our sections, schedules, and resupply and pick up points, the next step for me was to get my gear…

PooVault Review
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PooVault Review

We recently collaborated with PooVault to do a test and review of their poop bag carrier. My older lab, Huron, is now 14 and I’m not exaggerating when I say she doesn’t make it 40 yards from our house or camper on a walk without pooping. She poops a lot. And, as…

Ruffwear Quick Draw Review
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2018 Ruffwear Quick Draw Review

A year ago, we wrote a joint review on Ruffwear’s Quickdraw Leash. Ruffwear recently redesigned the product, and we wanted to be sure to share our take on the updated version. What hasn’t changed? The overall functionality and look of the product. It’s the same length with the same trusty,…

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…

Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl Review
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Ruffwear Trail Runner Bowl Review

So, let’s be honest…there are a multitude of travel bowls for dogs of all different shapes and sizes on the market…so what’s the big deal about this one? If you are a trail runner, thru-hiker, or otherwise weight-conscious adventurer, then you know that you can’t afford to be weighed down…