For our 2015 hike I am rethinking Gus’ gear. On our 2013 attempt I sent back his RuffWear Palisades backpack after a week on the trail. It gave him really bad rubbing spots on his stomach. I adjusted it so many times and could get nothing to work. It was just easier on him and on my conscience carrying all his gear and food for him from then on. I think I have found a better backpack from Granite Gear that I am going to test out here in Colorado this summer.
Here is Gus’ gear from our 2013 attempt.