Astro and I went on a hike with our Pack Dog group late this summer and I'm just now posting the pictures. Oops. I still haven't had Astro do much hiking with a pack, so this was an unpack hike for him. All the other dogs were so jealous. ;-)
Our hike was on Labor Day weekend and took us up part of Mormon Mountain. Astro actually stayed on leash for most of the hike, but he did get to go free for a while in the middle and he had a great time. For some reason people always seem to stop and watch our group as we go by, I can't imagine why. ;-)
You can see our group has quite an assortment of dogs that go along. Kenda, the Bearded Collie on the left, actually got a long skinny stick/splinter under skin on her leg sometime that weekend. It wasn't discovered until about a week later though when she started limping. Her mom thought it was a muscle problem and found it while giving her a massage. Luckily that's the most serious injury any of the dogs have ever had on our hikes.
This is the grand view out towards Mormon Lake. This is all covered in snow now. Oh, how we wish it was still summer.