Thank you for the green spot -- much appreciated! A while ago it occurred to me that our dogs experience these hikes rather differently than we do. They love mud, for example (well, mine does), and they worry about water. Noisy rivers can be scary. Wind is no problem. Ditto rain. But some rockfaces are too steep even for four paws. I wouldn't want anyone's dog to have a difficult hike, so I've begun including dog info on my TRs and trail conndition briefs.