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 dog's lifetime to cross the United States. With all that walking ahead of you, aren't you ready for a new place to take a hike? This new book seeks to help you flush out those great hiking spots for your dog. Doug Gelbert, author of 17 travel guides to hiking with your dog, now brings his pack to the shores of the Carolinas. DOGGIN' THE CAROLINA COASTS: THE 50 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA SHORES explores the region's best trails with your best friend in mind. While walking the dog, Gelbert also brings along generous helpings of local history, botany, geology, architecture and more. The Carolina coasts can be a fantastic place to hike with your dog. After a short drive you can be hiking with your dog on the sands of some of America's tail-friendliest beaches, exploring the estates of America's wealthiest families, poking through mysterious swamps or circling lakes for miles, never losing sight of the water. Also included are descriptions of tail-friendly campgrounds for dogs...outfitting your dog for a hike...low impact hiking with your dog...lists of parks that do not welcome dogs...complete beach rules for dogs in both states...and much more. DOGGIN' THE CAROLINA COASTS: THE 50 BEST PLACES TO HIKE WITH YOUR DOG ALONG THE NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA SHORES is whimsically illustrated with original drawings by award-winning artist Andrew Chesworth.
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This is one of those little guidebooks that's so useful, you're amazed nobody published one before. Entries cover admission fees, directions, "dog friendliness" and fun facts to make the trek more amusing. (Example: Robert Harrill, the Fort Fisher hermit, always had a dog by his side -- usually, several.) Gelbert offers useful tips for the novice hiker (around here, watch out for ticks, copperheads and the occasional alligator), tips for introducing a landlubber dog to the ocean (check with the lifeguards on local water conditions; dogs are easy targets for jellyfish and sea lice), plus an up-to-date rundown on current local regulations. (No dogs on Wrightsville Beach from April till October -- try the nearby Loop instead.) For locals, Doggin' offers some intriguing suggestions of nearby spots to explore: the nature trails at Oakhurst Nature Park, at the end of Riverbend Road up in Jacksonville, N.C., for instance, or Huntington Beach State Park, with nature trails, the Huntington family's replica Moorish castle, Atalaya to explore (with its own kennels), plus the Brookgreen Gardens sculpture park nearby. --Wilmington Star-News - the Voice of Southeastern North Carolina
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Book Description cruden bay books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0979557704
Book Description cruden bay books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0979557704