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Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] Dogs on AT

richard hihn wrote:
> ARTCLOUTMN@aol.com writes:
> >
> > >Baxter State Park is the big problem for trail dogs.  Official policy
> > >prohibits dogs from entering the park.  Anyone know if the guide
> > >dog of the blind thru-hiker was granted entry into BSP (I guess I
> > >really should read the book)?
> >
> > >jim
> > >jloudon@juno.com
> >
> > According to his book "Blind Courage",  Bill Irwin was able to bring his Dog
> > Guide, Orient, into Baxter State Park in order to make is ascent of Katahdin.
> >
> >         Art Cloutman
> I may be way off base here, but it was my understanding that guide
> dogs were allowed in almost every place that would otherwise not allow
> them.
> Dick
I'm pretty sure that is a violation of federal law, specifically the
americans with disabilities act, to deny access to an individual with
a guide dog. (no, I am NOT a lawyer! This is not legal advise)