Perfect Hiking Companions – A Man And His Wolfdog

This Wolfdog follows Kelly Lund everywhere – Hiking, Skiing and Camping!

Loki and his best friend, Kelly Lund, have lots of unique experiences together. We are so glad they brought us along on some of their outdoor journeys.

Now, doesn’t that make you want to get out and hike? Dogs, kids, friends. Bring them all. It adds to the experience.

See you on the Trails! (We’ll be the ones with the happy standard poodle!)

Meet Loki, a 2-year-old wolfdog from Denver.

Meet Loki, a 2-year-old wolfdog from Denver.

He’s a a husky/arctic wolf/malamute mix.

Loki and his human, Kelly Lund, love going on epic hiking adventures together.

Loki and his human, Kelly Lund, love going on epic hiking adventures together.

Lund, an outdoor adventure professional, says he is “a firm believer in the intrinsic value of adventures and challenging yourself.”

Lund, an outdoor adventure professional, says he is "a firm believer in the intrinsic value of adventures and challenging yourself."

“We adventure merely because we enjoy it,” Lund tells us. “Loki more than me probably.”

"We adventure merely because we enjoy it," Lund tells BuzzFeed. "Loki more than me probably."

Loki started backcountry skiing when he was 4 months old, and he has seen most of the West before his third birthday.

Loki started backcountry skiing when he was 4 months old, and he has seen most of the West before his third birthday.

Lund will occasionally let him roam the woods free, then later track him down with a GPS locator attached to his collar.

“My goal is to see as much of the world as I can with my pup and make as many memories as possible with him and the people I love,” says Lund.

"My goal is to see as much of the world as I can with my pup and make as many memories as possible with him and the people I love," says Lund.

Loki is a a low-content wolfdog, meaning he is genetically more dog than wolf. Still, caring for a wolfdog isn’t easy, Lund says.

Loki is a a low-content wolfdog, meaning he is genetically more dog than wolf. Still, caring for a wolfdog isn't easy, Lund says.

Wolfdogs “require an extreme amount of exercise and socialization that most people do not have time for … There is an incredible need for wolfdog adoption because most people bring a wolfdog home and end up getting rid of it because they had no idea what they are getting themselves into. We hope to bring more light to this issue.”

“I’m fascinated by Loki and his quirky personality,” says Lund. “He doesn’t beg for attention. He’s always present. It teaches me to be present and find satisfaction in the simple, natural things in life.”

"I'm fascinated by Loki and his quirky personality," says Lund. "He doesn't beg for attention. He's always present. It teaches me to be present and find satisfaction in the simple, natural things in life."

“I couldn’t be more thankful for a best friend like him.”

"I couldn't be more thankful for a best friend like him."

THANKS TO KELLY LUND AND LOKI HIS WOLFDOG AND TO JULIA REINSTEIN AND BUZZFEED

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