From the popular Mountaineers Books series, Best Hikes With Dogs – this is the book that covers the City of Boise.
· Terrain that’s hazard-free and easy on the paws
· On most trails, no leashes required and no crowds to dodge
· 75 trails covering eastern Washington, Idaho panhandle, and northwest Montana; plus Okanagan Highlands and BC Kootenay (Canada)
Although Mittens is the “star” of this book (that’s her on the cover!), more than a dozen dogs, big and small, were enlisted to help select the best trails for optimum canine enjoyment throughout the region. These trails do not require leashes (except in parks as designated). More than two-thirds of the hikes are on lesser known trails where travel is very light among other users and where you’re unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. They offer shade and lakes or streams for your canine companion to play in and keep cool. It’s all in Best Hikes With Dogs – Spokane.
Advance alert is given, trail by trail, on any canine hazards to watch for. Additional features include what to pack for your pooch, including The Ten Canine Essentials and a doggy first-aid kit, plus a list of documentation you need to cross the US-Canadian border with your dog.
Craig Romano, trails editor for Sports Etc. magazine, has contributed to Washington Trails and Backpacker magazine. Alan L. Bauer is a freelance photographer whose work has been published in Backpacker, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and other publications. Mittens, a female Border Collie-Lab mix, is Bauer’s enthusiastic trail partner.