Cover photo PC: @isaacloval
There are dogs and then there are dogs that love to hike, camp, kayak and SUP! Camping With Dogs is the latter of the two. We're a community of people that love having a companion to join us on our outdoor adventures. On September 5, 2015, we are celebrating the first ever National Camping With Dogs Day. National Camping With Dogs Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate our dogs that follow us to the ends of the trail map.
Here are 25 reasons we think dogs make the best outdoor companions:
1. They celebrate every summit
Give us a high if you love going hiking and camping with your dog! #campingwithdogs @mikehoderman @ruffwear
2. They love hanging out with a view
Hanging out with Mother . #campingwithdogs @loki_the_wolfdog
3. They can play "follow the leader"
Playing a game: follow the leader. #campingwithdogs @isaaclkoval
4. Or they can be the leader
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world. #campingwithdogs @sam__davis
5. They love day time naps in a tent
To celebrate 40k followers, here's an adorable picture of a puppy sleeping in a tent with mountains in the background. Thank you & you're welcome! #campingwithdogs @misshalimarie
6. They never miss a sunrise
You might regret waking up at sunrise during the work week but for a view like this, zero regrets. #campingwithdogs @dead_head93
7. They never miss a sunset
It's moments like these we wish time could stand still. #campingwithdogs @manamon_kauai
8. They love camp fires
Does this sum up your perfect weekend? #campingwithdogs @noemilag
9. They won't let you forget to take them with you
What are some of your "must have" camping essentials? #campingwithdogs @robinventures
10. They travel well...
Once you spot the dog, comment with the first caption that comes to mind! #campingwithdogs from @ladybreww
10. They pack their own gear
This dog is basically a human. Someone give her a drivers license! #campingwithdogs @mazamadog
11. They love alpine swim sessions
There's something magical about going places where few have been. We choose to share it with our dog. #campingwithdogs @nick_terrel
12. They don't mind muddy trail conditions
Muddy as hell but happy as can be. I'm sure everyone here wants to know, how did you get this dog back in your vehicle?! #campingwithdogs @jmockli
13. Snow is their favorite
"We're going camping?!" Our faces exactly. Thank you @noemilag for capturing this feeling #campingwithdogs!
14. They make friends with other campers
Squad goals. #campingwithdogs @west_coast_heeler_pack @cn4sh @nalu.co @tyramro @aliciaearle @sumperlance
15. They will let you know when it's time to rest
[caption this] "Let's go camping they said. It's going to be so much fun they said." #campingwithdogs @sun_ski @herc_life
16. They will let you know when it's time to go!
"Did somebody say bacon?!" #campingwithdogs via @patagonia and @bluemountainthyme
17. They will collect your firewood
@west_coast_heeler_pack was promoted to branch manager today... #campingwithdogs
18. They wake us with morning kisses
Today is #NationalMuttDay! @shawnaleftwich is celebrating with kisses from her beautiful mutt and sporting a Camping With Dogs shirt! #campingwithdogs
19. They have a sense of adventure
First ascents? @deanpotter's dog holds all the K9 records. #campingwithdogs
20. They can be protective
"You're not going to leave me in here while you go hike?!" #campingwithdogs @vizsla_whiskeygirl #marmot
21. They are man's best friend
"The best things in life involve a four wheel drive, a dog, and some camping gear." #campingwithdogs via @ifitwags (one of our favorite dog accounts!)
22. They are woman's best friend
What's better than going camping with your dog? Nothing. The answer is nothing. #campingwithdogs @acoloradogal @twomillstones <---- follow them!
23. They give the best hugs
Mountain top snuggles are the best kind. @jessica__caitlin #campingwithdogs
24. They make relationships 10x better
The definition of #HappyCampers. #campingwithdogs @camptogether
25. And they give us memories that will last forever
Now THIS is the best #CampingWithDogs night shot we've ever seen! @kaffegram
We want to see your next Camping With Dogs moment. Share you adventures with us by using the hashtag #campingwithdogs and @campingwithdogs on Instagram.
Peace. Love. Camp With Dogs