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[pct-l] dogs on the trail
- Subject: [pct-l] dogs on the trail
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Toby Patke)
- Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 04:39:39 +0000
Matter of time before this one goes around…again.
I have to say that, as a dog lover, I really don’t think dogs belong on the
trail – or, at least the southern parts. There are numerous environmental
reasons, but, for me, I wouldn’t take one for the dog’s sake. I have seen
too many dogs suffering from heat exhaustion, and cracked feet. (You try
lugging a fur coat through the desert while bare foot…most dogs that are
natural to the area – coyotes – have light coats and travel at night /
…even if the dog has been “training” with the owner. For some reason, dogs
don’t adjust to the trail lifestyle as well. Of course, there are always
exceptions and I am sure that some dogs do the whole trail without any
Granted, the sections of the PCT I have hiked have been in the South (Campo
to Big Bear), and a dog would probably do better in the cooler temperatures
with a little bit of foliage under their feet.
As for the pros – you have a great partner. Always by your side, never
complains or argues, with you until the end, etc…
My two cents anyway...
>From: "Craibonn" <email@example.com>
>Subject: [pct-l] dogs on the trail
>Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 10:39:09 -0800
>This is Moose. I would like to hear from others who might have taken a dog
>on the PCT - pro and con.
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