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January 2005 Edition
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Taking a road trip this summer with your dog?

If you plan to travel along I-5, I-75 or I-95, check out our  dog-friendly highway guides. These pet-friendly lodging guides are conveniently listed by city, in order from north to south along the Interstates. Click on the appropriate Interstate for a FREE guide: Interstate 5, Interstate 75, or Interstate 95

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Great American  /\  Road Trip
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by Tara Kain, Editor-DogFriendly.com



Downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Dog-Friendly National Forest in Jackson Hole

PART 2: On the Road to Jackson Hole, Wyoming

After spending several days in Salt Lake City, which appeared to be a very dog-friendly city, we continued eastbound on Interstate 80.  The original plan was to travel along I-80 and go through Wyoming and then into Nebraska. We made a last minute change of plans as we came upon the road that  headed north to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Traveling along this  route would eventually take us to Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rushmore. The plan was to see just how much could be done and which sights could be seen with a dog. As you will see in both this and upcoming newsletters, it was well worth the change of plans. 

On August 25, 2004, my family and I set out on a trip across America. My dog Toby, a black standard poodle, came with us on this venture. Click here to read Part 1.

Road Trip Fast Facts:
Miles Traveled: Over 11,000
States Visited: 28
Days on Road: 79 (2.5 months)
Nights Away from Home: 78
Nights at Hotels & Motels: 55
Nights with Family/Friends: 23
Dates Traveled: Aug 25 - Nov 11

Major Interstates Traveled 
(with detours to smaller roads!):
From Cal. to NY: I-80 & I-90
From NY to Florida: I-95
From Florida to Cal.: I-10

 

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To the east of Salt Lake City is a mountain range which offers skiing during the winter and pet-friendly hiking the rest of the year. This photo shows Highway 80 heading east over the mountain range. 
Here is Toby taking a short nap in the car before stopping for lunch.
About a half hour east of Salt Lake City, we stopped at the Wild Oats Natural Marketplace in Park City for lunch. It was located just off of I-80. We took turns going inside to the deli to get food, while one of us stayed outside with Toby. There were about a half a dozen tables outside. We picked one and dined there with our dog. It was very enjoyable, except for a little pestering by a few yellow jackets.  Click here for more "Part 2: On the Road to Jackon Hole, Wyoming".

Click here to continue reading Part 2 of the Great American Dog-Friendly Road Trip.


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