Ready to Head to Linville Falls
Can you see Oliver?
Before you head out, be sure you're properly prepared: water, a power snack for both you and Fido, first aid kit, leash, and comfortable shoes or paw pads, depending on your species.
We visited in mid-September and clearly the rains had been good. There were areas where mud was unavoidable, but Oliver was a trooper and came home with the muddy paws to prove it. But I digress....
We chose ORGANIX Jerky Chip Cookies with 12% protein and organic ingredients to power Oliver's energy level for this demanding hike. Park rangers rate hiking difficulty to aid trail blazers in their choices. The hike to the Falls is rated "Difficult" and I can vouch for that. I had to stop a couple of times and catch my breath when we were heading up steps that were literally made of tree roots and rocks, covered with mud and puddles. Oliver, on the other hand, seemed to power along like the Eveready robot. I guess that ORGANIX cookie he scarfed down before we left did its job!
Looking Down on One Side of Linville
Watch for more helpful tips on your hiking adventures with fido, coming soon. Meanwhile, be sure to head on over to PetSmart to grab some Jerky Chip Cookies for your dog's power hikes.