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Doghiker: A Talk about Hiking with Dogs

Alan Via in conversation with ADKX Director of Institutional Advancement Sarah Lewin

August 3, 2020| 7:30 pm

If you missed this program click HERE to watch the archived discussion.

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In addition to 77 great hikes with dogs, Alan will discuss proper trail etiquette for dog owners, Leave No Trace (LNT), and review getting a dog, training for hiking, safeguarding your dog, first aid, field first aid, and gear. Doghiker is more than a guidebook showing readers great places to hike with their canine companions; it’s a dog owner’s operations manual and toolkit.
Alan Via is an author and outdoors enthusiast who lives in New York’s Capital Region. Alan has been a hiker and hike leader for 40 years. His resume includes multiple rounds of the Adirondack 46 as well as winter. He’s completed the ADK100, NE111 highest, the Catskill 200 highest, and has hiked and led trips to America’s western peaks over the years. Alan feels he’s been fortunate to have been companion to 8 dogs since childhood. In addition to numerous hiking-related articles in a variety of publications, he’s the author of The Catskill 67: A Hiker’s Guide to the Catskill 100 Highest Peaks under 3500’ and Doghiker: Great Hikes with Dogs from the Adirondacks through the Catskills.