Well, I was worried at first but they really surprised me, and never really wandered too far away. It's not something we've done with them too often, unfortunately. I'm pretty overprotective of them after my first dog died suddenly at only 4 years old from corporate greed and lies. They're not just family dogs, they are more like kids (it's just my BF and me sharing the house with them and the fish)!
Anyway, I expect we'll be going on more hikes together, it was a great experience for them.