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.
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!
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