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Best Hikes with Dogs Texas Country and Gulf Coast [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Gaskill
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

* All trails within driving distance of Austin, San Antonio, and Houston
* Terrain that's hazard-free and easy on the dog paws
* Guidebook includes what to pack for your dog -- the Ten Canine Essentials and the Doggy First-Aid Kit

A native of Texas, Melissa Gaskill has spent more than 20 years hiking and camping with her dogs all over the Lonestar State. In this guidebook, she shares her favorite hikes in the Hill Country and Coast areas that are sure to delight both you and your dog. The trails in range from short jaunts to longer, challenging hikes. Discover everything from rugged hills with limestone cliffs and rolling terrain, to wide-open areas with brush and cactus, to the coastal plain with its grasslands and pine forests.

For each hike, leash regulations and availability of water are noted, along with any trail concerns pertinent for your dog. Advice is given on topics such as proper canine trail etiquette, wildlife encounters, and weather concerns. There's also a handy Trail Finder chart that lists hikes by length, terrain, difficulty for dogs, and more.


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"Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country and Gulf Coast is a great resource for dog owners and dog lovers.." --Sierra Club Austin Chapter

About the Author

Melissa Gaskill has written for newspapers and magazines for more than 15 years on a variety of topics, including travel, outdoors, parenting, and more. Her two enthusiastic trail companions are Keeper, a Labrador retriever, and Max, a mixed-breed adopted from an animal shelter. She lives in Austin with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

Product Details

  • File Size: 65382 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Publisher: The Mountaineers Books (September 13, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001D213UA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,056,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource! Helps insure a great trip. October 27, 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is becoming my primary resouce on planning excursions with our dog. I can now be sure that the site will welcome our dog, and we can plan ahead encough to know we are prepared, know where to go, and that we have no surprises.

It includes great planning guides for location, hike distance and duration, elevation change charts, who to call for questions, and unique features in the park.

There is also a good section covering topics which help insure your dog is prepared, and will not experience any ill health effects from the hike.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Outdated September 4, 2010
Format:Paperback
I hate to do this because I love to support anything dog related, but this book is a few years old now and could use a more updated edition. Several of the places mentioned either no longer allow dogs or they are no longer leash free (this is for variety of reasons I'll avoid ranting about!) I was sorely disappointed because there were a couple places that sounded perfect and I got all excited.

I got this book specifically for a dog owner's viewpoint on various parks since this specific information can be scarce online. If that information is now outdated what is the point? Park rules change very frequently these days and I do not blame the author for that. It seems they did their homework as this was very thorough and accurate - at the time.

Just make sure you do your park research online and dig for any specific information they may have buried in their website about dogs before taking any long trips. I'm glad I looked.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the dog-loving, hiking-fanatic Austinite April 30, 2009
By JJ
Format:Paperback
This book is exactly what I was looking for. My dog and I love to hike but I was wasting precious time researching Austin and hill country trails. This book contains everything I wanted to know and more. Now we're better prepared for our hikes. It's a fairly comprehensive guide that notes specifics about each trail, good preparation tips, suggested supplies for you and your dog, vital info to ensure you and your dog stay healthy during a hike, and good trail etiquette. The one thing I do wish is that the photos and maps were in color, but other than that, I highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We loves these hikes! July 7, 2009
By appymac
Format:Paperback
Excellent descriptions, maps and elevations for each described hike! Wonderful locations we would not have known about otherwise. We have LOVED every hike we have taken.
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