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March 2010. In this issue:
- Spring Pilgrimage: Doggin' The Natchez Trace
- Beach of the Month: Gloucester's Half Moon Beach
- On the Trail At...The Hollywood Sign
- Quick Tip - Is My Dog's Leg Broken?
- Save up to 70% on our Dog Ears guidebooks
- Join the Hiking With Dogs group on Facebook
Spring Pilgrimage: Doggin' The Natchez Trace
One of the most popular travel destinations each March and April is the Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez, Mississippi. Americans have long beat a path to Natchez; it was the first town built on the Mississippi River. And for hundreds of years before that Indian tribes trod a route from the Tennessee River in search of game. Today you can make the trip to Natchez on a 444-mile parkway created by the national government and when you try it with your dog, don't be in a hurry because the Natchez Trace abounds with easy canine hiking opportunities....
Beach of the Month
Gloucester's Half Moon Beach
Gloucester’s deep water harbor attracted a group of Englishmen from the Dorchester Company, who landed here in 1623 to fish and to establish a settlement. This first company of pioneers made landing at Half Moon Beach, and settled nearby, setting up fishing stages in a field in what is now Stage Fort
Park. This settlement’s existence is proclaimed today by a...
On The Trail At...
The Hollywood Sign
March is Academy Awards month. No dog has ever won an Oscar - animals aren't eligible - but three dogs have gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Strongheart, a German Shepherd from the silent film era). Your dog probably won't be much interested in that but those ears will perk up when it comes to the iconic HOLLYWOOD sign in...
Is My Dog's Leg Broken?
You are out hiking with your dog and you notice he is reluctant to put any weight on one leg. Could it be a broken leg? While it is unlikely for a dog to break a bone running and jumping (most often broken bones come in collisions with cars) you want to make sure. Sometimes it is hard...
Save up to 70% on Hike With Your Dog Guidebooks!
From time to time we get books back that have been damaged in shipping. We are offering some for sale for just $5 each - more than 70% off retail. These books are brand new; usually with a slightly dented corner - they look like a book would look after your first hike. Check out the titles here. And shipping is FREE - regardless of how many books you order! Hurt Books