dogs on the appalachian trail

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
Hitting Trail Without Dogs

Hitting Trail Without Dogs

"One thing I learned from my dogs... it's not about the destination, rather the journey. They love car rides not because of where we are going, but simply because they...

Jan 10, 2018 : Lance Ness
Exclusive Documentary Pre-Screening: Watch “The Thorough Hikers” Documentary Online

Exclusive Documentary Pre-Screening: Watch “The Thorough Hikers” Documentary Online

Editor's Note: Check out this exclusive online pre-screening of "The Thorough Hikers", a new documentary directed by Maud Dillingham and Cesar A. Becerra.  You can stream the documentary here for

Oct 2, 2016 : Maud Dillingham
A Canine Section Hike

A Canine Section Hike

I've seen a few trail dogs on my journey so far, and they've made me miss my Biscuit terribly. My home is the foothills of the Smokies, so I decided...

Apr 14, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Dog Gone

Dog Gone

One thing you learn in the planning of a thru hike is the inevitability of a change in those plans. Norman, my rescued boxer/pit mix was adopted in 2012 with...

Jan 7, 2016 : MorningLori
Hiking with dogs

Hiking with dogs

Having a dog is a responsibility many of us have chosen to accept in trade for the companionship, protection, entertainment and enjoyment they provide.  Taking a dog hiking is good for both...

Jun 23, 2015 : Dylan Tonkin
Adventuring With Dogs :: 4 Topics To Consider

Adventuring With Dogs :: 4 Topics To Consider

Yes, I’m one of those crazy, do everything with your dog, kind of people who would decide to hike the Appalachian Trail not just with one, but both, of her...

Mar 1, 2015 : Maija Le