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Best Hikes with Dogs Western Washington

Best Hikes with Dogs Western Washington

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* 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 are

A 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.

    • Print Length: 304 pages
    • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 2 edition (February 22, 2010)
  • Biography

    I am a veteran outdoor journalist who started writing as a general news reporter at weekly and daily newspapers in the Puget Sound area.

    In the early 90s, I took on the role of editor of regional hiking magazine, Northwest Trails magazine, and started freelancing for a number of national magazines, including Men’s Journal, Backpacker, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, USA Today, CNN, The Seattle Times, Outdoor Retailer, Elevation Outdoors, and other publications. During most of the 1990s and early 2000s, I would spend up to 159 nights per year in a tent while ‘conducting research’ in the wilderness.

    For the past 25+ years, I’ve authored a dozen guidebooks, and launched a number of popular guidebook series with the Mountaineers Books, including the Best Hikes with Dogs series, the Snowshoe Routes series, and the Day Hiking series. I've also contributed extensively to several National Geographic Society National Park guidebooks.