Backpacking with a dog
September 10, 2010 7:27 AM Subscribe
I’m thinking of going on a solo backpacking trip with a dog and am looking for location ideas.
Somewhere I can bring my dog.
(Asking for a friend)
I’m thinking of going on a solo backpacking trip, leaving sometime in the next few days. I am looking for location suggestions. What I am looking for:
Somewhere where I could hike for a few days and then somehow get back to my car without hiking over the same area twice. So a trail that has a loop would be good, or somewhere where my dog and I could reasonably get a ride back to my car. I do not want to hike for a while, then turn around and go back over the same area to get back to my car.
Somewhere where my dog and I are unlikely to be eaten by bears or other wildlife.
Somewhere with quite impressive scenery this time of year.
I am a pretty seasoned backpacker with all the necessary gear and experience, and the dog and I have both been training with packs on for a few weeks. I don’t typically go backpacking with the dog, and finding a location where she can come has been more of a challenge than I expected. I am ok with driving a pretty significant distance to do this if I have to, but locations within 10-12 driving hours of Madison, WI are best.
posted by mjcon to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite