* Guidebook of more than 80 hikes chosen specifically for dog owners and their four-legged trail companions* In a national-park heavy region, Best Hikes with Dogs Western Washington, 2nd Ed. shows you where the dog-legal trails areA great reference for everyone who enjoys hiking with their dog, Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington, Second Ed., adds twenty-five new hikes to the sixty in the first edition. Each trail is carefully selected for its scenic value, its lack of crowds, and its safety for dogs. Hikes range from easy 3-mile strolls to routes that require dogged determination, such as the 33-mile trek to Remmel Lake. These dynamic trails will leave your dog begging for more. Just don't forget to bring water!Best Hikes with Dogs: Western Washington, Second Ed. includes the Ten Canine Essentials and gives pointers for sharing the trail with others. Popular guidebook author Dan Nelson covers everything from first aid for dogs and guidelines for the leave-no-trace ethic to detailed directions and an at-a-glance comparison chart of the difficulty level, best season to go, and scenic highlights of every hike.
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About the Author
DAN NELSON is the author of numerous guidebooks, and creator of three best-selling national series: Snowshoe Routes series, Best Hikes with Dogs series and new Day Hiking series. He served as the executive editor of Signpost for Northwest Trails, published by Washington Trails Association, between 1992 and 2003. He currently serves as the Public Information Officer for the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency, and heads The Gear Institute, a network of outdoor gear testers in America dedicated to providing professional, objective, and helpful advice. He writes “Getting in Gear” as a columnist for The Seattle Times, and is a frequent contributor to Backpacker.