Synopses & Reviews
- Guidebook to 85 dog-friendly trails in Oregon
- Trails near Portland, Eugene-Springfield, Roseburg, and Medford-Grants Pass, as well as along the Oregon coast and in the Wallowa Mountains
Best Hikes with Dogs Oregon, 2nd Ed. puts you and your dog on trails selected for safety, access to shade and water for your dog, and their off-leash friendliness. Ellen Bishop and her dogs, Meesha (border collie mix), Dundee (Australian shepherd), and Kyla (also a border collie mix) covered mile after fun-filled, slobbery mile to find Oregon's best rolling hills and open meadows for pups and their hiking companions. The trails in this guidebook do not require leashes (except in parks as designated) and host few hikers and even fewer children. They are free of cliffs, paw-damaging terrain, poison oak, nearby roads, off-road vehicle traffic, and other hazards of particular danger for dogs.
About the Author
Ellen Morris Bishop is the author of numerous books on geology and the outdoors, including Hiking Oregon's Geology. Dogs have accompanied her on virtually all the hikes she took preparing Hiking Oregon's Geology and doing geology field work. Her present dog, Meesha, is a certified Animal Assisted Therapy dog, providing canine companionship to Alzheimers patients, nursing home patients, and children in Dorenbecher Children's Hospital, Portland. Meesha also has her Basic Obedience Certificate and Basic Agility Certificate, and is a Dove Lewis Clinic blood donor dog. Ellen Bishop's previous work with dogs includes working with stock dogs to work cattle and sheep, and training a Newfoundland to be a certified Water Rescue Dog.