Snowshoeing and Backpacking With Your GSD
DH and I have been wayyyy too lazy the last year and a half considering we renovated our entire house and planned our wedding. But now that knocking down walls, redoing electrical, and ripping out cabinets is done....we're getting bored! OK, DH does need to finish the fence, but overall, we're itching to get back into (for me) some serious hiking and camping.
Obviously, the spring/summer/fall stuff is pretty straight-forward. I'm comfortable taking Elsa along as long as I know there isn't any 8 ft. rock walls that need to be scaled on the hike.
However, winter activities are a bit new to me for overnighters. I grew up cross country skiing and snowshoeing with our family dogs, but we never did any overnight trips with them. DH and I want to do that this winter. We won't go to extreme--if lows are projected to be less than about 0 to 10F overnight we'll pass for the weekend. We're not talking -20 to -40 nights here. Basically, if our 0 degree bags don't cut it, we're wimping out.
So, I'm HOPING that some of you have done this and can give some helpful pointers and suggestions on winter overnights with the pups.
J, mom to:
- Elsa - "Da Pookins"
- Medo - "The Beast From The East"