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* Handy trail-finder chart allows quick selection for hikes by difficulty, availability of water along the way, views, and more
* Trails range from easy strolls to more challenging routes, all on terrain that's hazard-free and easy on the paws
Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area offer amazing trails to explore with your canine companion—and veteran hiker and dog lover Jason Fator has explored 83 of the ones most likely to satisfy both dogs and their people. From the sun-kissed hills of Marin to the grassy knolls of the East Bay or wide open spaces of the South Bay, Best Hikes with Dogs: San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond, 2nd Edition, is your guide to the very best trails, most of which do not require leashes (except in parks as noted). More than two-thirds of the hikes are on lesser known trails where travel is light and where you're unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. Beyond the Bay Area, you'll find additional dog friendly routes in the Sacramento area, the hills of Gold Country, in and around Tahoe, and in the Mount Shasta region.
|Publisher:||Mountaineers Books, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.76(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
Jason Fator has been a dog owner ever since he was a kid and currently is a proud “parent” to Juneau, a Chocolate Lab (who lives with his in-laws due to some incompatibility issues with his other dog), and a Great Dane named Paul. Though they need a separate living arrangement to keep peace in the dog pack, Juneau and Paul can agree on how much they enjoy hiking!
Fator pays the vet bills by being a freelance writer for the Record Searchlight, a newspaper in Redding, California, and XXXX. In addition to hiking with his dogs, he's an avid mountain biker. He lives in Redding with his wife, two sons, and one of the two aforementioned incompatible dogs. [[MORE BIO INFO TK]]
Born and raised in Redding, California, I've made my home here at the northern end of the Sacramento River Valley with my wife Robin; two sons, Morgan and Charlie; and our Great Dane, Paul. The streams, lakes, foothills and mountains surrounding Redding have been my playground from a young age and I hike, backpack, bike, motorcycle, paddle, and ski every chance I get. I became a news intern at Redding's local paper, the Record Searchlight, in 1996 and worked there for five years, cultivating a love of the writing and the exciting atmosphere of the newsroom. In 2001 I left the Searchlight to help my parents run their motorcycle shop, Fator's Motorcycles. There I continue to write, from ad copy for the business to occasional side projects and, after reconnecting with and developing a love of all things bicycling, as a cycling columnist for the Searchlight.