Feb 11

A Hike in Marin

On Saturday we took Ada on an 8-mile hike in the Marin Headlands (an area that may become closed to dogs if the GGNRA’s proposed changes go through).

The weather was perfect and the views spectacular.

Despite the steep ups and downs...

Ada did really well.

(Except one particularly intense section when Dan gave her a lift.)

The Marin Headlands is one of few areas near San Francisco where you can take a hike with your dog. A few trails even allow dogs to walk off-leash if they are under voice control (which is a much more comfortable and relaxed way to hike since you won’t be constantly tripping over a tangled leash).

During our hike we passed by about a dozen other dogs on the trail. Unsurprisingly, ALL of them were politely trotting along a step of two behind their humans. I didn’t see one canine that was threatening the environment or anyone’s enjoyment of it. When this is the situation a vast majority of the time, it just doesn’t make sense why the GGNRA thinks dog-access needs to be restricted.

-- Tessa

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