Everyone who is a dog owner bemoans the fact that most national parks are not dog friendly. All parks allow dogs in parking lots, or campgrounds, but not many offer places to hike with your dog. Joshua Tree NP is a real treat for people who want to be able to hike with their dogs, and enjoy a national park.
Before I went to Joshua Tree, I checked the website for their pet policies and was pleased to see that dogs are allowed to walk on any of the dirt roads. There are miles, and miles of dirt roads in the park, that provide a variety of terrain to see.
The standard rules apply, of walking on a leash, and picking up after your dog.
Our last couple of days in Wyoming were filled with beauty, and some cute animals. We had originally planned to leave on the Monday, so Sunday we went for a nice drive through Teton NP.
I hardly ever see moose in the antelope flats area, but as we were headed towards the main part of the park we saw 5 moose running like their lives depended on it through the flats. They were moving, and something had obviously got them that way.
One cow moose, veered her own way, then these 3 came toward us.
It’s been pretty hot lately, so we decided that Sunday would be a good day to head for the mountains. It was a nice day for a hike with the dogs, and to get out in the wilds for a little bit.
Big Springs is a hike we have done a couple times, and I hiked this with my boys when they were younger. It’s a nice trail, and always so very green. Utah got a lot of snow in the mountains this year, and it shows.