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Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
3days Hoover Wilderness - Ca Dog Friendly!!! on 10/19/2009 13:44:39 MDT Print View

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.

Hoover Wilderness

10/9 thru 10/11/09

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Edited by uberkatzen on 10/19/2009 13:46:22 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: 3days Hoover Wilderness - Ca Dog Friendly!!! on 10/19/2009 18:54:41 MDT Print View

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 friendly

Mark Regalia
(markr) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz
Beautiful but watch out for crossing into Yosemite with dog on 10/19/2009 19:03:05 MDT Print View

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.

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
Nice trip on 10/19/2009 20:33:03 MDT Print View

Looks vaguely familiar.What is that orange material sash thingy? Is that a Buddhist thing?Glad you two had a great time.

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: Nice trip on 10/19/2009 22:16:46 MDT Print View

Michael,

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?

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
Hoover , Yosmite on 10/20/2009 11:13:54 MDT Print View

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::

cheers,
-Michael