The 10 Best Hiking and Backpacking Gear Items For Dogs

The 10 Best Hiking and Backpacking Gear Items For Dogs

Any hiker or backpacker will tell you that the gear you choose for an outing can make or break your trip. Here are the top 10 hiking and backpacking gear items for dogs you shouldn’t leave home without. 

Ruffwear Day Hiking Approach Pack Dogs

Gear Review: The Ruffwear Approach Pack

The Ruffwear Approach Pack is a day hiking harness for dogs that offers saddlebag storage, a performance fit, and all-day comfort for your four legged friends. In this review, I’m going to cover the build, fit, and performance of the Approach Pack, as well as provide photos and anecdotes from our 3-month review period.

Hiking Mono Lake South Tufa Trail

Hiking The Mono Lake South Tufa Trail

Mono Lake is a large and shallow salt water lake just east of Yosemite National Park on HWY 395. Mono Lake is best known for it’s sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and it’s iconic tufas. One of the best places to see tufas along the shores of Mono Lake, is on the South Tufa Trail. 

Stallion Springs Tehachapi Photography Snow

My 28 Favorite Photos From A New Year’s Celebration In Stallion Springs

This year for New Year’s Eve, Julia and I took Owen up to her parent’s ranch in Stallion Springs. We went for a hike in the pre-storm fog of New Year’s Eve, and then got to enjoy a winter wonderland on New Year’s Day. Here are my 30 favorite photos from this trip. I hope you enjoy them!

powder canyon and schabarum trail hike

Hiking Schabarum Trail, Purple Sage Trail, And Powder Canyon Loop

Peter F. Schabarum Regional Park is a 575 acre park with an easily accessible trail network. For this hike, I linked up the Schabarum Trail, Purple Sage Trail, and Powder Canyon Loop for a 10 mile hike. In this guide I will include directions, a map, and a hike description with photos.