173-Hiking with animals

Show notes

The human connection with animals is timeless. First as food, then as working partners that carried our loads, helped us hunt or managed and protected our herds, and then evolved into companions. Animals have become an integral part of our lives in one way or another so it’s not surprising many of us want to include them in our hiking activities. While taking domestic animals on hikes is much more common in the USA, this is also starting to become more common in Australia.

In this podcast episode we look at the options for taking animals on the trail from an Australian perspective.

Podcast Overview

  • Introduction
  • Pack animals (time index 0:02:28)
    • Interview with Liz Bryon on hiking with Donkeys on the Bicentennial National Trail (time index 0:04:11)
    • Key takeaways from the interview (time index 0:09:44)
  • Companion animals (time index 0:14:26)
    • Dogs, cats and birds
    • Hiking with a dog on the Hume and Hovell (time index 0:17:46)
    • Key takeaways from the interview (time index 0:22:436)
  • State and Territory Legislation (time index 0:24:16)
  • Caring for Animals on the trail (time index 0:27:54)
  • Other users – guidelines/etiquette (time index 0:36:27)
    • Who gives way?
    • Giving way when you have right of way
  • Last words (time index 0:39:50)

Close (time index 0:34:57)

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