Heat Advisory on Cerro Alto
I hike Cerro Alto daily , and for the last three days
we have had a heat wave . It's that time of the year .
4:30 pm in the shade was 85 and 100 degrees on the
exposed last mile of the summit .
Dogs need water ! Sierra weighs 76 lbs.
She drinks 30 oz. of water on the hike of Cerro
in this heat .
I have seen many dogs yearly get sick in the heat .
Dog heat stroke is ugly , vomiting , diarrhea ,
and even death !
I have seen one dog die .
Please carry enough water for the dog .
Another tip --- dogs new to this enviroment and with thin pads will suffer
damage to their feet fast so please check their pads often .