Hiking with Dogs (and other pets)
Do you hike with your dog, cat, lizard, bird or other pet? Our theme for July is hiking with pets, and I want to see your four-legged hiking buddies. Reply to this discussion with a photo from one of your hikes, and share your favorite trail, and any tips you have for making the trek fun and safe for Fido.
Joan and I have two labradoodles, Lucy and Farley. They have joined us on a number of peaks in the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Series, though mostly we do easier hikes with them. They don’t do well in heat.
They’ve hiked Mount Woodson, Vulcan and Hot Springs Mountain in the San Diego challenge; Sutton Mountain, Black Butte and Black Crater in the Central Oregon challenge. They’ve done part of Mount Baldy (just up to The Notch), and many of the “retired” peaks in various challenges (Tumalo Mountain, Paulina Peak, etc.). Their favorite hike is the Deschutes River Trail, mostly because nothing entertains them more than the temptation of catching a squirrel.
Pictured: Lucy on the way up Volcan Mountain, and Farley atop Black Butte.
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