Hiking with Dogs-Part 2

Hiking with Dogs-Part 2: An Interview with Rachel Kowalsky & Isis Yesterday the awesome Rachel answered a few questions for us about hiking with dogs. You can check out the first part of her interview here. In this part she talks about gear, jerks who abandon dogs on tops of mountains and tells us about her most memorable hike. For now we'll dive right in with the rest of her interview. Q4. Does Isis carry water/food etc or do you pack it along? Are there any pieces of gear (leash, packs etc) that you would recommend for people who hike with…

Hiking with Dogs-Part 1

Hiking with Dogs-Part 1: An Interview with Rachel Kowalsky & Isis A few months ago I "met" Rachel over on the Hike Like A Woman facebook page. Immediately I was impressed by her story. You see a few years ago Rachel was diagnosed with a thyroid disease which required a few lifestyle changes. So, she started walking and climbing. She eventually summited all of the forty-eight 4,000 footers in New Hampshire and that was just the beginning. She's unstoppable, really. But, the best part about her story is her loyal dog, Isis, who is her almost constant companion in the…