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July 17 and 18 USDAA at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley


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July 17, 18 at Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, CA

What makes this trial special?

Grounds maintained by a premier private golf resort!

BBQ ringside four-star dinner on Saturday evening!

Fun classes like BlackJack and Strategic Pairs!

RV’ing ringside on the grass!

Standard classes - two weekends’ worth in one weekend,
for newbies thinking to finish their AD/AAD in one weekend!

Weather - The best July in the west, including ocean air-conditioning!

Carmel - rated most dog-friendly city in the country!

Vendors - all our favorite regulars plus a professional marketing department bringing in a street fair of products and food such as REI!

Spa packages available for you AND for your dog!

Driving School “Land Rover Experience” professional off-road instruction (no kidding: based at Quail Lodge!)

Your significant other - Have you ever heard “I’d love to come with you if there was something for me to do, like golf…”?

Carmel Beach is THE beach, and so dog friendly and off-leash. Here are the directions to make parking easier:

Directions From Quail Lodge:
Carmel Valley Rd to Hwy 1, go about 3.5 miles
North on Highway 1, go about one mile
Left on Ocean Avenue, go almost all the way down to the ocean, about 1 mile
Left on San Antonio Ave, go one block to 8th Ave.
Park anywhere around that intersection, 8th and San Antonio. Walk down to Senic and walk left along Senic.

Carmel Beach itself is sublime. But for easier walking, stay up on the path along Scenic Drive. You can walk about 1.2 miles along this path until you get to Carmel River State Beach. There is a parking lot there, and a nice restroom. There is a tiny beach there where the Carmel River comes out to the ocean.

The other nice beach is Asilomar Beach, in Pacific Grove. Only half of it is off-leash. Park along Sunset Dr., near, say Pico. Then walk toward the Inn at Spanish Bay. Do this around sunset and you will hear and see the BagPiper. The Inn has a big patio where you can go up and have a drink and listen to the Bag Piper even with your dog.

Hiking - several adjacent regional parks have scenic waterfalls and riverside trails and ocean vistas and redwood groves

For hiking, Garland Ranch with dogs and Point Lobos without dogs. Garland is about 5-10 miles from Quail Lodge and has some of the greatest hiking in the area!

Map of local hiking and recreation

Dog beaches:





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