Doggin Pittsburgh: The 50 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in Southwest Pennsylvania Doug Gelbert

ISBN: 9780981534657

Published: March 1st 2012

Paperback

118 pages


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Doggin Pittsburgh: The 50 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in Southwest Pennsylvania  by  Doug Gelbert

Doggin Pittsburgh: The 50 Best Places to Hike with Your Dog in Southwest Pennsylvania by Doug Gelbert
March 1st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 118 pages | ISBN: 9780981534657 | 5.66 Mb

Places where you wont be able to wipe the wag off your dogs tail... Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dogs lifetime to cross the United States. WithMorePlaces where you wont be able to wipe the wag off your dogs tail... Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog? If you walk just 15 minutes a day you will have walked far enough in your dogs lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, arent you ready for a new place to take a hike with your dog?

Doug Gelbert, author of 27 books on hiking with your dog, has brought his pack to the Pittsburgh area to sniff out the areas best tail-friendly parks and trails for the new book, DOGGIN PITTSBURGH: THE 50 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG IN SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA. Pittsburgh can be a great place to hike with your dog.

Within a short drive your canine adventurer can be climbing forested mountainsides that leave him panting, trotting in impossibly green ravines, exploring the estates of Americas wealthiest families or circling lakes for miles and never lose sight of the water. DOGGIN PITTSBURGH explores the regions top trails with your best friend in mind... Where can your dog see the busiest stretch of whitewater east of the Mississippi River from the trail?

(page 19) Where can your dog hike through the only preserved battlefield from Pontiacs War? (page 94) Where can your dog view deadly insectivorous plants? (page 51) No Dogs! Is there any more dispiriting day for a dog owner than driving to a new park and encountering the dreaded NO DOGS sign? DOGGIN PITTSBURGH tells you the parks that dont welcome dogs. Also packed inside these 116 pages are... ...dog-friendly campgrounds ...tips on outfitting your dog for a hike ...tips on practicing low impact hiking with your dog ...and much more What makes a great place to take your dog hiking?

Well, how about a paw-friendly surface to trot on? Grass and sandy dirt are a lot more appealing than asphalt and rocks. A variety of hikes is always good - long ones for athletic dogs and short ones for the less adventurous canine. Dogs always enjoy a refreshing place to swim as well. For dog-friendly parks our guides describe the trail options for your dog, evaluate park traffic from other users, tell you whether you will need a guide dog to find your way around and, of course, tell you how to get to the park.

While walking the dog, Gelbert also brings along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. So what are you waiting for? Your dog will want to see the original Slippery Rock (page 21), hike through the deepest gorge in the Eastern United States (page 67), find the best doggie swimming hole in southwestern Pennsylvania (page 65)...



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