Over the holidays we took both of our dogs (Basenji and Puggle) to my parents house in Pennsylvania where we hiked a few miles up the Appalachian trail, Zahra our Basenji was fine with it but she does get cold in the colder weather so that may be something to think about also, she is not fond of being in temperatures below 60 degrees without a coat!
We plan on doing a backpacking trip in March with the dogs I will have to let you all know how it goes.
She has been great on local trails in Virginia Beach at the State Park.
Zahra can not stand to go out in my kayak though, she screams the whole time and people stare at us from the shore. When we do a trip out on our kayaks she will be staying behind and we will only be taking Chase our Puggle. I think she has "voiced" her opinion about the kayaking trips.