Category Archives: dog friendly hikes
The Dog Rides A Slide!!!
The kids get Boone Dawg to ride the slide at a private park in N.C. – captured with the Doggie Cam.
Appalachian Trail, Walking On A Dream – May 2, 2015
Took a hike with my son and our dog last weekend. Had an interesting start to the backpacking trip and nearly perfect weather for our camp out. Here is the dream version of the video.
Benton MacKaye Trail Trip Video – March 8, 2015
We had nearly perfect Spring weather for this hike last weekend in North Georgia. My dog slept for most of the next 24 hours after our 9.7 mile loop hike on and around the Benton MacKaye Trail in the Cohutta Wilderness. Spring has finally sprung!
The Boyz and the dogs do a walk over and leave me in the dust
Hiking northbound on the Appalachian Trail about two miles
from Bly Gap and the Georgia-North Carolina border. The Boyz and the
dogs do a walk over and leave me in the dust.
Prevention Magazine interviewed me earlier in the year ….
Prevention Magazine interviewed me earlier in the year for an article titled “7 Tips For Safer Hiking With Your Dog“. I believe it appeared in the August 2014 issue, but here's an excerpt from the online version:
“When Steve Goodrich's 3-year-old dog, Boone, sees him get out the backpack, the black Lab leaps for joy. “He goes crazy,” says Goodrich, 46, a sales consultant and the author of Best Hikes with Dogs—Georgia. “He loves the trail.” But then, Boone has never experienced the outdoor mishaps that befell Goodrich's hiking buddy on the Appalachian Trail.
Several years ago, the pooch got sprayed by three skunks and spiked by two porcupines. “Imagine being in the middle of nowhere with a stinking dog or one who's got a bunch of quills in his face,” Goodrich says.
Fortunately, his friend had packed pliers, along with antiseptic wipes and the antihistamine Benadryl, which helped. The stink, however, he had to endure.”
In the spirit of disclosure, this was during my 1994 thru-hike and I wasn't actually present for the “quilling”. Here's a link to the PDF version.
Above is the Boone Dawg geared up for some hiking on the Appalachian Trail. We had a surprise 8″ snow storm this day and the weather man totally missed it when a cold front pushed in from the Northwest and clashed with some rain moving up from the South. You can read more about this western North Carolina mis-adventure here.