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September 2010. In this issue:
- In Praise of County Parks
- Beach of the Month: Corson's Inlet (NJ)
- On the Trail At...Blue Springs Trail (MO)
- Quick Tip - Canine Trail Fuel
- Save up to 70% on our Dog Ears guidebooks
- Join the Hiking With Dogs group on Facebook
Hiking at Jockey's Ridge State Park, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Pack courtesy of Hounds Around Town - boots, coats and travel gear for your dog
Doggin' County Parks
County parks are the workhorses of our park systems. Playgrounds, ballfields, tennis courts. For many dog owners most of their walks may take place on a jogging track in a nearby county park. But when we travel with our dogs it is easy to overlook county parks in favor of more celebrated outdoor destinations. But county parks are usually more welcoming to your dog than state and national parks are. And some county parks can medal in the scenery competition as well. Below are some of the best county parks...
Beach of the Month
Corson's Inlet (NJ)
Now that September has come, Corson's Inlet opens to your dog and that welcome news will continue until April. Corson’s Inlet was established in 1969 before every last inch of Jersey shorefront became developed. With its undisturbed sand dune systems and marine estuaries this is one of your last opportunities to experience the Atlantic oceanfront in New Jersey as it was before people discovered the shore....
On The Trail...At Blue Springs (MO)
There are two Blue Springs of note in Mark Twain National Forest; the better known is the 90-million gallon per day spring that feeds the Current River and is the state’s deepest and bluest spring. This environmentally sensitive area forbids swimming.
The better choice for your water-loving dog is the Blue Spring on the North
Fork White River...
Fueling Your Trail Dog
Dogs with choosy eating habits often are referred to as “finicky.” But according to the folks at Purina (The Dog Chow people), dogs learn this behavior - usually at the hands of their owners. While humans need a varied diet to ensure proper nutrition, dogs do not need constant variety
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