She definitely has the hang of backpacking. Walk, walk, walk, and when it's lunch time REST (unless there are squirrels to be monitored....). And then more walking and finally CAMP. Melinda's lap is much warmer than the ground during dinner, and then it's off to the tent, where it can be hard to find a good sleeping position, but by the second night it goes a lot more smoothly......
And of course, the best part about a strenuous winter hike is the DOUBLE RATIONS!!!!!
I'm so happy I chose a Brittany as my doggie companion. Active enough to keep up on my adventures with energy to spare, but small enough to stuff inside my sleeping bag, or manhandle on the trail.
Below is a collection of photos from my trip that include Tess with captions as I see fit......the pictures are not in order.
The trip was a 20 mile, 4 day 3 night trip in Ohlone. Dogs are allowed on the trail during the day, but not overnight, thus Tess was on duty most of the trip.