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Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby bednorz41@hotmail.com » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:41 pm

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I am trying to get an idea of the most politically correct way to deal with dog waste on the trail. Often times my dog will do her business off the trail but still left in the woods. Some people choose to bag their dog's waste and leave it for someone else to pick up? My question is which is worse? A dog's waste in the forest or a bag left behind? Subtle observations from a dog owning hiker.

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby schrund » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:59 pm

I think according to Bear Gryllys you can actually eat Dog Pooh and survive an extra 72 hours. Just a thought~ :lol:
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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby Iguru » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:00 pm

If a dog poops in the forest, and nobody steps in it, is it really there?
But if you are going to pick up and bag it, have the decency to haul it out and dispose of it properly.
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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby Garrett » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:01 pm

Most people are leaving the bags to be picked up on the way back and not for someone else to deal with. They just don't want to carry poo around the whole day. I clean up after my dog in town, otherwise I don't care. It's just another piece of poop in the woods.

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby Wish I lived in CO » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:10 pm

Adds new meaning to the phrase "bagging a summit" :oops:
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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby jfsledge » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:10 pm

The politically correct way of handling this is to LEAVE NO TRACE.
Thus, since you brought your dog into the woods (a domesticated animal), you should bag and pack out any waste that it generates while in the woods or along the trail. Don't leave it for others to see, walk around or have to clean up for you.

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby Matt » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:14 pm

bednorz41@hotmail.com wrote:14ers,
My question is which is worse? A dog's waste in the forest or a bag left behind?
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Here's my take:
If someone bothers to take a bag at all, I'd hope they carry it out, filled with doggy deuces or not.
Dogs and other mammals have been shitting in the woods for thousands of years and the woods have been just fine. Why change a good thing?
I would take a bag only to remove poo that my dog leaves either on the trail or in a place where people sit or mill around. Then, I'd carry the bag out, take it home, remove the poo, and recycle the damn bag.

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby MountainHiker » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:29 pm

g wrote:
bednorz41@hotmail.com wrote:I am trying to get an idea of the most politically correct way to deal with dog waste

The most PC way would be to eat your dog:

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2009/10/22/eat-dog-save-earth/

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby peter303 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:13 pm

The most PC way would be to eat your dog

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby Pivvay » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:05 pm

That's why they have dog packs...so they can carry their own poop!

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby llamaman » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:21 pm

Pivvay wrote:That's why they have dog packs...so they can carry their own poop!


That's what I was thinking.

We never take our dogs on long hikes (they're too wimpy) but if we happen to run out of bags on a short hike (one of our dogs is a prolific pooper), we try to bury it a little, whether it's on trail or off.

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Re: Bagged Dog Pooh

Postby Magnum420 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:37 pm

Please bag and carry out your dog's poo... Especially in winter. Most visiters to the mounains dont realize that starting is Oct, all the poo from all the dogs just sits frozen in the snow. Then in May, it all melts out at the same time. Fall is mud season. Spring is poo season.

In summer I dont really mind as long as it is way off the trail or buried.
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