It won't hurt to double check on the permits, so I'll do that and roger that on the dog! I would still love to bring him and Canyonland rules suck, but it's still to hot for him out there, however he wouldn't have any issues just lounging around the house while we are out running trails. However I wouldn't ask anybody to take responsibility for him at the house while I did this over night run.
Oh yeah. By all means. Go ahead and get the permits as soon as you can. I was just meaning that they don't book up as fast as the spring and fall . . . but you can never be sure.
I know that as responsible dog owners you and Ace have expressed your displeasure over the dog rules but they are in place for several reasons.
1) many dog owners are not responsible - I'm sure you know this since you help with pet rescues
2) these owners figure that out in the middle of nowhere they don't need to pick up their dogs **** so there it sits for years and years for everyone to look at
3) leaving pets in hot vehicles even for a short time is baddd
4) burnt paws on hot rocks - ouchy
5) cryptobiotic soils which are easily damaged by dogs running around on their own - and even if they had a rule saying to keep them on leashes they would destroy the soil even if their owner was walking on the trail
There are at least two places that can take care of your pooch while you are playing in the park:
Karen's Canine Campground
2781 S. Roberts
Moab Veterinary Clinic
4575 Spanish Valley Drive
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