Re: Death Valley Pics, Ghost Town Stories, CA History
Posted by P. L. Jake Vargo on November 04, 2002 at 14:32:02:
In Reply to: Re: Death Valley Pics, Ghost Town Stories, CA History posted by Frisco foothikers on November 04, 2002 at 13:51:06:
Well, if you read the story I wrote in the legends and lore section of my Mother's new website, you might realize that I and my adopted siblings don't go out much any more, because of our aging years. And if you looked real closely at both pictures that were posted of us, we were on leashes. Dogs have rules to obey like people do. We're only allowed off leash when it's acceptable. Big Dog Jessie and I went to Death Valley once when we were quite young, but we didn't like it so much because we stayed in the car most of the time. When we did get out of the car, we had to be on the leash or tied up around the campground. So far as Mount Whitney goes, dogs shouldn't be on that trail. As for me, I get altitude sickness, so I wouldn't be going even if I could. Yes.... doggies get altitude sickness just like people.
My Mother and Father are aware of the rules of the areas they go to, and make sure their fellow travelers are as well. Everyone knows anything 50 years old is considered an artifact and must be left where it is! My goodness, even my Mother and Father are artifacts now since they both reached the big 50! It's important for everyone traveling anywhere in the desert and the mountains to understand the rules and regulations, and to educate others doing so. Stop in or call the various governing land agencies of the areas you plan to visit - they are happy to let you know what you can and can't do. There are also innumerable books out there with information, as well. So far as dogs go and traveling with dogs - my Mother and Father keep a copy of one of the books that tells where California dog lovers can and cannot go with their companions. If I remember right, Death Valley only rates 1 paw, because it is not doggy friendly.
I'm sorry my mother's ads on the website offended you - the site is free - and that's the price she pays - those danged ads.