They're always up for a hike. They never complain. They won't eat all your trail mix (not while you're watching, anyway). There are a million reasons why dogs are the world's best hiking buddies. So we'd like to add one more: the wilderness just seems a little more colorful when your best friend is by your side. Make your trail time even better with these canine gear picks, tips, and stories.
Dogs can be excellent company on outdoor adventures, but only if you plan properly. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know, bring, do, and avoid to optimize the fun for both you and your pet.
Kristin Bjornsen hikes into the Sierras to meet Gus, a new breed of highly trainedrescue professional that's already patrolling Yosemite for lost and injuredbackpackers.