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February 2011. In this issue:
- Doggin' Texas Hill Country
- Beach of the Month: Crystal Coast (NC)
- On the Trail At...Camp Hero (NY)
- Quick Tip - Your Dog's Feet in Winter
- Save up to 70% on our Dog Ears guidebooks
- Join the Hiking With Dogs group on Facebook
A snow-covered trail at Delaware's Brandywine Creek State Park
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Doggin' Texas Hill Country
Only 3% of the land in America’s second largest state is publicly owned but luckily a strong percentage of Texas parks are located in what is known as Hill Country, a verdant stretch of rolling land between Austin and San Antonio. Mountaintops and dramatic views are not the attraction of this vacation mecca, however - it is water. Over 800 fresh water springs percolate to the surface in crystalline rivers and lakes that make the Texas Hill Country famous......
Beach of the Month
Crystal Coast (NC)
Most towns on the Crystal Coast permit dogs on the beach year-round. This is a heavily residential stretch of beach so parking will be at a premium in-season but you will find pockets of parking behind the dunes as you drive along; Emerald Isle has the most ...
On The Trail...At Camp Hero (NY)
The federal government first established a base at the strategic tip of Long Island in 1929, naming the fort for Major General Andrew Hero, Jr., who was the Army’s Chief of Coast Artillery at the time. During World War II in 1942, with German U-boats menacing the East Coast, the installation was bulked up with seaplane hangars, barracks and docks and renamed Camp Hero. All the buildings were built to look like an innocuous New England fishing village...
Your Dog's Feet in Winter
This winter, with every state in the Union able to claim snow cover and an estimated 70% of the country receiving snow, chances are you have been able to enjoy some snow hiking with your dog. Many dogs love to romp in the snow. If you expect to do alot of winter hiking consider clipping the hair around your dog's paws and lower legs to ease snow removal and help prevent ice balls from forming. When you venture out take a small plastic fork...
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