Editor, Index-Tribune:

Unlike your Tuesday letter writer (“Thankful for Overlook Trail, not for the dogs”), I almost never use the Overlook Trail, simply because I cannot take my dog. I love the trail, the views, the mild workout, and all the rest. If I could take my dog, I would do the trail a few times a week. The thing is, my leashed dog would enjoy it too. All the smells, the exercise, the walk with me would be heaven for him. My dog is always leashed and, once again, as in so many instances, I have to ask why those of us who do the right thing are always penalized because of those few who don’t. What’s wrong with this picture?

Janet Volkman

Boyes Hot Springs