Hiking Cerro Alto with a dog
Cerro Alto a 1600 ft elevation gain accent located on highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero Ca.
I love this mountain and have hiked it daily for many years . I have seen many sad situations develop
due to extreme weather , and on of the sadist situations is when dogs suffer heat strokes due to hot weather and lack of drinking water . I have seen dogs become very sick many times and on one occasion I saw a dog die of a heat stroke . Yesterday 5-28 -15 I hiked Cerro Alto with my two dogs and the weather was hot . At the park lot , the temperature was 72 degrees , however in the sun on the exposed slope of the last mile the temperature was 90 degrees ! This is very hot for most dogs . They need plenty of water !
Below is Willie , he is not very strong and can not hike very far but as the video will show
we have fun . He can hike the first mile , then I have to carry him . Sierra , my Shepard carries
Below is a short clif of my dogs hiking .
Below a photo of myself carrying Willie in my pack .