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2020-10-22 9:08:15 PM  
I've hiked halfway up there to an aircraft wreck. Not easy. (and I was young then)
 
2020-10-22 11:06:56 PM  
Some asshole left his dog on Bierstadt Peak a few years ago (I think that's which one) and then tried to demand its return when some better person brought his dog down days later.
 
2020-10-22 11:07:23 PM  
Well that would suck.

Better believe I would, though.
 
2020-10-22 11:08:32 PM  
Ok, I've helped carry a beagle mix down a mountain trail, but a Sheppard? That's like rescuing a small woman, but with a slightly higher chance that they'll lash out violently as a response to the pain.
 
2020-10-22 11:10:21 PM  
Sometimes they just scared

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2020-10-22 11:15:04 PM  
My redbone hound is getting too old for hiking :(
Last year I had to carry her the last km on a 10km hike.
This year I've had to carry her twice after only a km or two.
It's really hard to muster the desire to get out on the trail when my pupper can't come.
 
2020-10-22 11:16:18 PM  
Hikers help each other. Whenever I go on the more popular hiking paths I always carry a lot of extra water and a collapsible bowl, because some newb will bring their dog, and the dog will invariably become overheated.
 
2020-10-22 11:23:35 PM  
Katie Carrington

Surely a dog doesn't weigh that much.
 
2020-10-22 11:23:46 PM  
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What's in your stroller?
 
2020-10-22 11:25:26 PM  

fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 350x471]

What's in your stroller?


Forget the stroller, those kids need help.  They stared too long into the abyss....
 
2020-10-22 11:30:29 PM  
Note to self: Carry a backpack full of rescue sugar gliders and flying squirrels.
 
2020-10-22 11:33:52 PM  
Damn. I just knew it would be a German Shepherd.  Poor hound. I'm glad the dog was not left up on the mountain.


/was lucky enough to own a Shepherd for almost 15 years.
//Best friend I've ever had.
///Even the cats miss him.
 
2020-10-22 11:34:08 PM  
100 lb German Shepherd biatch?

YOUR DOG IS TOO FAT.

A Shepherd biatch should not weigh over 80 lbs. No wonder it took eleven people to cart her down. Taking her up a mountain, it's a wonder she didn't have a heart attack.

Get her a diet regimen and ease her into a mild exercise program. And cut the treats, idiot.

/got a 6 lb toy schnauzer, all i can handle
 
2020-10-22 11:34:35 PM  
I love dogs, awesome pets...but....leave them at home when you go ride...your friends might not say it to you but IT SUCKS RIDING WITH A DOG THAT RUNS ON THE TRAIL IN FRONT OF YOU.
 
2020-10-22 11:40:10 PM  

litespeed74: I love dogs, awesome pets...but....leave them at home when you go ride...your friends might not say it to you but IT SUCKS RIDING WITH A DOG THAT RUNS ON THE TRAIL IN FRONT OF YOU.


So make them ride at the back.
 
2020-10-22 11:40:59 PM  

MBooda: 100 lb German Shepherd biatch?

YOUR DOG IS TOO FAT.

A Shepherd biatch should not weigh over 80 lbs. No wonder it took eleven people to cart her down. Taking her up a mountain, it's a wonder she didn't have a heart attack.

Get her a diet regimen and ease her into a mild exercise program. And cut the treats, idiot.

/got a 6 lb toy schnauzer, all i can handle


Blitz was 95 and you could feel ribs.
Towards the end when his arthritis got bad I trimmed him down to 85 and he looked like the "before" picture on a rescue site.

GSDs come in all sizes.
 
2020-10-22 11:43:27 PM  

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What's in your stroller?


The one in the mask is ok. The other two caught the dreaded Tasmanian Swirl Virus.
 
2020-10-22 11:47:12 PM  

Russ1642: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image 350x471]

What's in your stroller?

The one in the mask is ok. The other two caught the dreaded Tasmanian Swirl Virus.


They don't need no eddycation.

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2020-10-22 11:49:23 PM  
"It's so reassuring that there's (sic) great people out there. I didn't ask for help and they wanted to give it," Devan said.

If you're quoting someone you don't need to correct their grammar. That's dickish.
 
2020-10-23 12:04:19 AM  
This is among many reasons why dogs shouldn't be in the backcountry.
 
2020-10-23 12:10:54 AM  

morg: "It's so reassuring that there's (sic) great people out there. I didn't ask for help and they wanted to give it," Devan said.

If you're quoting someone you don't need to correct their grammar. That's dickish.


*there're
 
2020-10-23 12:22:43 AM  

litespeed74: I love dogs, awesome pets...but....leave them at home when you go ride...your friends might not say it to you but IT SUCKS RIDING WITH A DOG THAT RUNS ON THE TRAIL IN FRONT OF YOU.


Yah, I thought it said mountain bike too.
 
2020-10-23 12:31:20 AM  

holdmybones: Some asshole left his dog on Bierstadt Peak a few years ago (I think that's which one) and then tried to demand its return when some better person brought his dog down days later.


The amount of assholes now attempting the Colorado 14ers is saddening. The destruction they are causing is going to force the state to start issuing permits. Quandary and Bierstadt seem to be the worst. I hope those people kept that dog as the owner has no business in owning a pet.
 
2020-10-23 12:35:18 AM  
... or after you have to use his leash as a sling for your freshly broken ankle so you can crabwalk two hours downhill after an ill-fated attempt at a large, over- land rope swing up Montara Mountain...
 
2020-10-23 12:44:28 AM  

SumoJeb: My redbone hound is getting too old for hiking :(
Last year I had to carry her the last km on a 10km hike.
This year I've had to carry her twice after only a km or two.
It's really hard to muster the desire to get out on the trail when my pupper can't come.


Might be time to think about lighter trails and an off-road baby stroller.  They handle regular trails pretty well and the pup can get in & out as desired.

/learned about the option via a girl who walked across the US with her dog & found the stroller invaluable
 
2020-10-23 12:57:02 AM  
I remember the days when Lassie would be the one rescuing Timmy. You damned millennial dogs are ruining everything.
 
2020-10-23 1:20:42 AM  
"She seemed pretty happy with the clothing we provided with her and she actually ended up falling asleep at the end of the hike there," said Dyland Walker.

Clever girl.
 
2020-10-23 1:30:07 AM  

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What's in your stroller?


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My 10 year old baby who likes to pretend he can still walk 7 miles a day, but instead lays down and refuses to move after about 3.
 
2020-10-23 1:56:30 AM  

jjorsett: I remember the days when Lassie would be the one rescuing Timmy. You damned millennial dogs are ruining everything.


Millenial dogs have all sadly passed on. The ones alive now are the next generation or two after that.
 
2020-10-23 2:39:02 AM  
What a goat on Humphreys Peak might look like:
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2020-10-23 4:51:38 AM  
 Cool bro story.?
 
2020-10-23 5:09:47 AM  

MBooda: 100 lb German Shepherd biatch?

YOUR DOG IS TOO FAT.

A Shepherd biatch should not weigh over 80 lbs. No wonder it took eleven people to cart her down. Taking her up a mountain, it's a wonder she didn't have a heart attack.

Get her a diet regimen and ease her into a mild exercise program. And cut the treats, idiot.

/got a 6 lb toy schnauzer, all i can handle


I don't know about that. My aunt has a German Shepherd/Boxer mix, and I think she said he weighed like 110 pounds at his last vet visit. He damn well doesn't look like it. I'm assuming it's all muscle. He has great definition, slim physique, no belly fat. His hind legs look like an Olympic sprinter.

Which is just odd, Boxers aren't supposed to weigh as much as Shepherds even, and male shepherds usually don't get to 100 pounds. Combine the two and you get one of the sweetest, biggest, most darling dogs I've ever met. Seriously, he was letting himself get bossed around by a 30 pound Cocker Spaniel. My aunts cat bosses him around. Loves getting head scratches though, huge fricken head.

But if I was breaking into a house, saw that monster, and heard him letting out a bark that would give a shotgun a run for its money... well, I'd need some new pants at the very least.
 
2020-10-23 5:17:25 AM  

Tchernobog: fragMasterFlash: [Fark user image image 350x471]

What's in your stroller?

Forget the stroller, those kids need help.  They stared too long into the abyss....


That's how all cat owners look...
 
2020-10-23 6:49:37 AM  
My lab slipped down a hill once on her bad leg and we waited for a little while until she felt better, it was a little scary.
 
2020-10-23 8:14:34 AM  
Dogs have the mentality of a toddler. People sometimes forget that.
 
2020-10-23 9:14:58 AM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Dogs have the mentality of a toddler. People sometimes forget that.


We tend to treat ours like they're two
 
2020-10-23 9:41:50 AM  
This is why any hiking in the back country needs to know how to construct and use a travois,  whether it's your dog or your hiking partner, it's one of the few way a single person can carry a 100 LB + object without exhausting themselves
 
2020-10-23 10:28:17 AM  

Magorn: This is why any hiking in the back country needs to know how to construct and use a travois,  whether it's your dog or your hiking partner, it's one of the few way a single person can carry a 100 LB + object without exhausting themselves


You know that's an excellent idea
I live in MN where it's flat though
Would this work for a mountain?
 
2020-10-23 10:33:36 AM  

SumoJeb: My redbone hound is getting too old for hiking :(
Last year I had to carry her the last km on a 10km hike.
This year I've had to carry her twice after only a km or two.
It's really hard to muster the desire to get out on the trail when my pupper can't come.


Ditto with my mutt. He LOVES hiking and we've done so many miles together and had some awesome adventures. He can still walk a few miles as long as it's easy and relatively flat...no scrambling or pushing through heavy brush.
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2020-10-23 10:42:45 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Magorn: This is why any hiking in the back country needs to know how to construct and use a travois,  whether it's your dog or your hiking partner, it's one of the few way a single person can carry a 100 LB + object without exhausting themselves

You know that's an excellent idea
I live in MN where it's flat though
Would this work for a mountain?


i've dragged a moose 2km out of a subalpine swamp on a travois. They work well on rough terrain. A lot easier than a 100+ pounds on a pack frame.
 
2020-10-23 10:45:45 AM  

SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Magorn: This is why any hiking in the back country needs to know how to construct and use a travois,  whether it's your dog or your hiking partner, it's one of the few way a single person can carry a 100 LB + object without exhausting themselves

You know that's an excellent idea
I live in MN where it's flat though
Would this work for a mountain?

i've dragged a moose 2km out of a subalpine swamp on a travois. They work well on rough terrain. A lot easier than a 100+ pounds on a pack frame.


Thanks!
I may never need to do this but as a librarian this kind of information is always worthwhile
 
2020-10-23 11:23:42 AM  

MBooda: 100 lb German Shepherd biatch?

YOUR DOG IS TOO FAT.

A Shepherd biatch should not weigh over 80 lbs. No wonder it took eleven people to cart her down. Taking her up a mountain, it's a wonder she didn't have a heart attack.

Get her a diet regimen and ease her into a mild exercise program. And cut the treats, idiot.

/got a 6 lb toy schnauzer, all i can handle


I have met 100 lb german shepherds before who were not fat. Dogs, like people, come in a variety of builds even within a breed. It's out of the average, but not so much on a larger-framed dog. If it comes from a working line, rather than a crappy inbred show line, it's completely plausible. Given that dog in TFA hast people who go on 10 mile hikes, I doubt she's not being exercised.

My neighbor has a female GSD that clocks in at 75 lbs (five pounds heaver than the average range) and she's fine per the vet. She used to walk more than 4 miles in the neighborhood every weekday with me and my mutt, before I got to lazy to keep going on walks.

The one that will really blow your mind is a Chow some friends of the family had when I was a kid. He was easily twice the size of any chow I've ever seen in person since, AND actually sweet natured. He used to run around loose in the neighborhood and nanny dog the kids. Like and enormous black flooffy Pete from Little Rascals.
 
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