Ken and Marcia-
Thanks for posting about your upcoming hike...most certainly looking forward to your impressions of the route, the conditions, logistics, etc. Have fun, be safe!
Nicole...Dawg did fine. No injuries, no issues. However, in saying that he was in GREAT shape before we left due to a pretty thorough pre-trip fitness routine...good for his body, mind, and paw pads! If you have never heard of Tuff-Foot for animal pads, check it out. It is fantastic and great for human feet as well.
Lastly, we averaged about 20 miles per day. That seemed to be my dawgs magic number for performance vs fatigue...which I knew BEFORE we set out on the ICT. His longest day on the trail was 27 I think...so much of his performance was based on temp, water availability, and load carried. Anything over 3 days of food and he was not nearly as strong. If you have any dog questions contact me off list.
Glad to hear that people are finding the ICT journals helpful. Best to all who set foot on the ICT!