Welcome! You live in a great area. I've done a hike in the Dolly Sods and have wanted to go back and explore more. Also as a horribly addicted fly fisherman, especially of wild trout, the section of the Cranberry River that can be backpacked is very tempting. Thanks for including the gear list, it's interesting to see what people migrate to. My list isn't much different, only change some of the brands, a few discrepancies, but I could live out of your pack very easily, as you would mine. I thought the Scout 2 would be a great tent for a pup. Ours use to sleep in a vestibule and made it hard to get out in the night. That one is LARGE. Don't be afraid to put up some trip reports, I for one, would love to see them.