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Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

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Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby Taillon75 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:50 pm

Hey gang. What are the restrictions for dogs on Belford/Oxford? How are the stream crossings up there this year?
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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby larkinrx2 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:03 pm

The last updates still put the streams high since still melting out. As for the dogs standard restrictions apply (leash, ducktape muzzle if it barks the whole time)

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby EM_in_CO » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:17 pm

My Blue Heeler had no issues hiking Mt. Belford on June 26th. The route from Missouri Gulch was clear of snow even back then.

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby Aug_Dog » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:42 pm

Your dog SUCKS! LEAVE IT AT HOME! IT'S A NUISANCE TO US THAT HAVE PURCHASED SWEET GEAR AND ARE SERIOUS ABOUT HIKING!












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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby randalmartin » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:47 pm

Taillon75 wrote:Hey gang. What are the restrictions for dogs on Belford/Oxford?


Belford/Oxford is in a Wilderness Area. All Wilderness Areas have the same restriction that dogs are supposed to be leashed.

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:38 am

As of Monday, I was able to make all of the stream crossings in trailrunners, but my socks did get a little wet. None of the tough crossings were on the Belford trail, all were on the right fork that goes toward Missouri and Elkhead Pass. There were two log crossings lower down, which your dog may or may not like.
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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby LetsGoHigher » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:51 am

Aug_Dog wrote:Your dog SUCKS! LEAVE IT AT HOME! IT'S A NUISANCE TO US THAT HAVE PURCHASED SWEET GEAR AND ARE SERIOUS ABOUT HIKING!












(kidding)


This isn't very funny. I hike with two dogs that are well-behaved. They do not bark. In places that are appropriate, we let them off leash when no one else is around. Even though they do not approach other people generally, we leash them when we pass other people, just for good measure. I know there are people out there with ill-mannered dogs but the misconception that all dogs are rude and annoying on 14ers is not fair to those of us who have worked hard with our animals to make sure that we can enjoy them in nature without disturbing others.

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby Doctor No » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:03 am

It was clearly a joke based upon the long-running "dogs" thread on this site. If you read that thread, perhaps the joke will make more sense.

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby SkiBikeClimb99 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:22 pm

Actually it is hilarious

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby marie123 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:29 pm

haha, he actually pulled in two different references there - the dog one, and the gear one

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby SkiBikeClimb99 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:30 pm

Missed guns though

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Re: Dogs on Mt. Belford/Oxford?

Postby mountain_man » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:44 pm

LetsGoHigher wrote:This isn't very funny. I hike with two dogs that are well-behaved. They do not bark. In places that are appropriate, we let them off leash when no one else is around. Even though they do not approach other people generally, we leash them when we pass other people, just for good measure. I know there are people out there with ill-mannered dogs but the misconception that all dogs are rude and annoying on 14ers is not fair to those of us who have worked hard with our animals to make sure that we can enjoy them in nature without disturbing others.

I will now get off my soapbox.


I was always under the impression that leashes are required to protect wild life, and not anything necessarily regarding other hiker's preferences.

The only reason I don't like seeing dogs on trails is because they make me feel so much more out of shape than I already do.

The references were great.
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