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Unleashed dogs in wilderness

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:10 pm
by coloradobob
Dog owners, please remember that when you are in one of the Wilderness areas that your dogs must be on leash at all time. This past Saturday August 22nd while climbing Yale (Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area) I saw a young couple with four (4) dogs, none of which were on leash.

Re: UNLEASHED DOGS IN WILDERNESS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:18 pm
by justiner
I share your sentiments, and would like dogs on leash where the rules state that that's how it works - you are correct in asserting that dogs must be on leash in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness.

But, leashes are not necessary at all Wilderness Areas - here's a bit more information on that:

http://coloradodogtrails.com/?page_id=144" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Sometimes you have to double-check the info sign at the TH. There's a good book on popular hikes and dogs:

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Dog-Hikes-Co ... 0762783699" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: UNLEASHED DOGS IN WILDERNESS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:21 pm
by Chicago Transplant
Most but not all. I am a volunteer in White River National Forest and can say that Holy Cross Wilderness only requires voice control for example. Collegiate Peaks does require a leash, however.

Re: UNLEASHED DOGS IN WILDERNESS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:34 pm
by Jon Frohlich
I asked Maya for her opinion of this thread. This is all I got.
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On top of Holy Cross, so yes, she was legally off leash

Re: UNLEASHED DOGS IN WILDERNESS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:02 pm
by kushrocks
Whoops I forgot her leash.

Re: UNLEASHED DOGS IN WILDERNESS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:04 pm
by ajkagy
Jon Frohlich wrote:I asked Maya for her opinion of this thread. This is all I got.
Maya is clearly not impressed 8)

Re: Unleashed dogs in wilderness

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:09 pm
by BillMiddlebrook
coloradobob wrote:Dog owners, please remember that when you are in one of the Wilderness areas that your dogs must be on leash at all time. This past Saturday August 22nd while climbing Yale (Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area) I saw a young couple with four (4) dogs, none of which were on leash.
If you check the "Pets on Peaks" sub-forum, you'll find this topic has been discussed ad nauseam. I'll move this topic there...

Re: UNLEASHED DOGS IN WILDERNESS

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:11 pm
by Jon Frohlich
ajkagy wrote:
Jon Frohlich wrote:I asked Maya for her opinion of this thread. This is all I got.
Maya is clearly not impressed 8)
Clearly. She also is not impressed by the Bells.
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I just realized I could probably make a whole Instagram feed of these.

Re: Unleashed dogs in wilderness

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:13 pm
by mtgirl
^^^ Looks like Maya gives the Bells "one ear up"......clearly not impressed.

Re: Unleashed dogs in wilderness

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:15 pm
by Tigerbear
If you don't like dogs, don't go outdoors!

Re: Unleashed dogs in wilderness

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:19 pm
by randalmartin
coloradobob wrote:Dog owners, please remember that when you are in one of the Wilderness areas that your dogs must be on leash at all time. This past Saturday August 22nd while climbing Yale (Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area) I saw a young couple with four (4) dogs, none of which were on leash.
As someone that has done some volunteer hours on peaks for CFI and talked with owners, the owners always think their dog is different and their pet shouldn't have to be on a leash.

Re: Unleashed dogs in wilderness

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:31 pm
by Dave B
coloradobob wrote:Dog owners, please remember that when you are in one of the Wilderness areas that your dogs must be on leash at all time.
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