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Dogs on 14ers?

Dogs, dogs and even some cats
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Should dogs be banned from 14ers?

No
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73%
Yes
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27%
 
Total votes : 162

Re: Dogs on trails..

Postby Bean » Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:11 am

MtnLvnHippy wrote:They're just dogs... people need to relax.

Just clean up their poo and everything is koo!

:twisted:
Clean up the poo and make sure they aren't harassing anyone or causing a dangerous situation.

Neither is difficult, and I've never had a problem with dogs out hiking, whether on a 14er or something smaller.

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Postby Scott P » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:23 am

Neither is difficult, and I've never had a problem with dogs out hiking, whether on a 14er or something smaller.


Me neither, but you are not three years old. If the dogs were bigger than you, you might have a problem.

Anyway, as long as they are leashed and people clean up after them, I have no problem with them.

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Postby MrsPalmer » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:58 am

I don't mind dogs on trails as long as they are on a leash.
I don't own any dogs myself.
I don't mind people on the trails as long as they are quiet and respectful of nature.
I hate seeing trash on trails, there is just no excuse for that. :shock:

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Postby Andy » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:00 am

When we were on Bancroft Sunday there was a party of 4 behind us with two dogs. We were quite suprised as the climb required an 80' rappel and and a short but stiff class 5 pitch. We thought they might be in for a rude suprise when they hit these obstacles, but to our suprise they surmounted them (though they were moving pretty slowly). Here's a photo of one of the dogs on rappel:

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Postby notanothertexan » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:47 am

I just adopted a border collie and have been getting her ready for some trail hiking this summer incuding a few easy 14ers. I think of myself as a responsible dog owner who keeps my dog on a leash and picks up after her, but what are some other tips for for taking her out n the trail.

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Postby MrsPalmer » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:39 am

Andy wrote:Here's a photo of one of the dogs on rappel:

That photo is amazing! That's what you call dedication.

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Postby TalusMonkey » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:52 am

Dedication...or maybe taking a pet where it does not "belong." We, as hikers, choose what level of risk is appropriate for us. Pets have no choice. Rappelling a dog is like volunteering him to be a police dog - he has no say in putting his life at risk.

Maybe I should put a cat in a backpack and take him to 14er summits?
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Postby Bean » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:02 am

TalusMonkey wrote:Maybe I should put a cat in a backpack and take him to 14er summits?
Why not? People do it with their kids.

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Postby MrsPalmer » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:08 am

Bean wrote:
TalusMonkey wrote:Maybe I should put a cat in a backpack and take him to 14er summits?
Why not? People do it with their kids.


What is a 18 month old human doing going up a 14er?

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Postby Scott P » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:18 am

Why not? People do it with their kids.


Indeed (bonus points for those whom can name these mountains):

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Anyway, now that I expressed some of the negative experiences I've had with dogs on mountains, here are some positive ones.

Some dogs do enjoy rappelling. Steve Allen's (famous guidebook author) dog Diz is one famous dog that did. I've also climbed with dogs that have done some amazing things such as break trail up Hahns Peak in a raging blizzard. We didn't leash them, but for some reason there we no other people that were climbing the mountain during the worst blizzard of the year. Wimps.

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Postby Andy » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:32 am

TalusMonkey wrote:Dedication...or maybe taking a pet where it does not "belong." We, as hikers, choose what level of risk is appropriate for us. Pets have no choice. Rappelling a dog is like volunteering him to be a police dog - he has no say in putting his life at risk.

Maybe I should put a cat in a backpack and take him to 14er summits?

I can tell when my dogs are having fun and when they're not.
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Postby MrsPalmer » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:38 am

Wow I loved the dogs in the snow pic, now that looked like fun!!
I have an aversion to children in general.

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