A quick alert to be careful about heading out on our trails as it’s not  like walking around the block. Wear good walking shoes for good grip, be careful to not stumble (a walking stick is often a good aid, especially when up and down hill hikes), be  prepared for the heat, and go with knowledgeable leaders in the back country.  Remember, pooches feel the heat more so give them plenty to drink, wet them down and protect their paws from the hot ground. Finally, understand that Tom Leech has no liability for troubles on the trails.