Horseshoe Meadow: bringing your dog into the back country

It can be difficult to find a place that allows your pup to enjoy the wilderness along with you.  Typically, National Parks exclude dogs from hiking on trails, and a lot of the California state parks do likewise.  Luckily, out west we have a lot of National Forest land, federal wilderness areas, and BLM lands that allow our pups to get their paws dirty.

Horseshoe Meadow and the surrounding Cottonwood Lakes area, up in the Sierra mountains above Lone Pine, California, is just such a place.

I just posted a complete trip review and tons of pictures on my other site, The Weekender Blog.  Click here for the complete trip review, and more pictures of this amazing wilderness area.

As one ranger put it, you could spend your whole summer hanging around the lakes with your dog, and no one would bother you.

Well, except maybe the occasional marmot and wandering bear!

Check out the rest of the story on The Weekender Blog . . .

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5 Responses to Horseshoe Meadow: bringing your dog into the back country

  1. Benny & Lily says:

    Hope we get to experience that back country!
    Benny & Lily

  2. M.C. says:

    Oh man… I wanna go…

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  4. Olegario says:

    Dogs don’t run like video games. It’s not like How many coins do I have to collect to pass the level?’ how many llvees before I beat the game?’ It isn’t like that.You COULD get an akita or shiba now, but you shouldn’t. They say they’re not good dogs for the first time handler and that;s true. But this means that the aren’t for the uneducated owner. If you’ve owned ten dogs before but never actually learned much about them and weren’t he one who cared for them you won’t do well with an akita or shiba because well, you still don’t know how. Both are hard to train and independant. There’s not really one way they act. It depends on the individual dog but on average shibas are very independant, smart but defiant and stubborn and akitas are good family dogs when they trained but can be agressive and hard to control. You train them with great difficulty. For a first dog get a labrador. They’re great dogs and most people like them. Go for a lab!

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