Oct 19, 2009 at 12:44 pm #1240384
I gots ta bring mah gurl and mah dawg…
This will be of continued interest to dog owners feeling "Parked In" in the Sierras:
On a recent trip with BPL'ers Josh and Dylan, from Santa Cruz, I discovered the Hoover Wilderness. Not just a wonderful portal into the Eastern/High Sierras where you can follow in the footsteps of Dharma Bum Jack Kerouac up the Matterhorn Pass, or jump briefly on the PCT with a Benson Lake loop, you can ALSO bring your dog for days in the High Sierra wilderness through lakes and passes and meadows.
Here's my Flickr posting for pics and a mini-report. Besides some of the obvious highlights of being with my g/f and dog, I got to bake successfully, deliciously.Oct 19, 2009 at 5:54 pm #1537832
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
nice photos Michael. Also you might want to check into trailheads on Hwy 4 which runs into Hwy 395 which would be Toiyabe Wilderness, and Emmigrant Wilderness, and Carson Iceburg which are all dog friendlyOct 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm #1537837
Mark RegaliaBPL Member
@markrLocale: Santa Cruz
I have day hiked into Yosemite through the Hoover. We had to leave the dog at our base camp. Just a word to the wise.Oct 19, 2009 at 7:33 pm #1537859
Joshua BillingsBPL Member
@joshuaLocale: Santa Cruz,Ca
Looks vaguely familiar.What is that orange material sash thingy? Is that a Buddhist thing?Glad you two had a great time.Oct 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm #1537913
David W.BPL Member
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
It looks you three had a great trip. There was some nice fall color setting in on the aspens. Thanks for sharing the pics.
I have been meaning to ask, what is the picture in your avatar?Oct 20, 2009 at 10:13 am #1538091
That's right Mark, there's Yosemite boundries all around Hoover, and while it's a crap shoot if a ranger is actually in that trail segment, the repercussions of violation are intense. But Hoover extends quite a way past Peeler Lake to the North. Word to the wise: check with the ranger station about the distinctions.
Thanks for the tip Ken.
And, Josh, that's a Tibetan sash/bag. I picked it up during the Dalai Lama's visit in the LBC, and wanted to see if it's useful in lieu of hip belt pouches or cargo pant pockets. I usually have neither. I like its personality too… Now if only I had some green shoes ::grin::
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