Heading for the Hills with Pooch

Dan Nelson, author of Best Hikes With Dogs in Western Washington, will discuss how to enjoy safe, responsible hikes with dogs, briefly covering canine gear issues, first aid, and fitness training. He will then present a slide show on some of his favorite pooch-friendly hikes in the Cascades and Olympics, followed by a Q&A session. This free event takes place at REI's Seattle flagship store (222 Yale Ave N, Seattle 98109) on Wednesday evening April 28 from 7-8:30 p.m.; online advance registration recommended.