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ADK High Peaks and Dogs

Postby Bigglesworth » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:52 pm

Can dogs handle a day hike to Cascade and Porter Mountains in the Adirondacks? Any other High Peaks "average" dogs could handle?
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Re: ADK High Peaks and Dogs

Postby Bark Eater » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:32 pm

Yes if your dogs are young and in shape. My dogs have been up a few of the high peaks with me. However, please read the following trip report for perspective:

http://www.summitpost.org/a-cautionary-tale-of-hiking-with-your-older-dog-rocky-peak-ridge-traverse/584230

Keep in mind if you head in through the Ausable Lakes they don't allow dogs on the trail under any circumstances.
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Re: ADK High Peaks and Dogs

Postby dan911 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:31 pm

This is my dog at the top of Cascade
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Re: ADK High Peaks and Dogs

Postby beaudittl » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:45 pm

If your dog is active it shouldn't have any trouble...Cascade and Porter are quite easy terrain. From what I've done and what I can remember, Algonquin, Phelps, Giant from Rt. 73, and Dial/Nippletop would all be dog friendly. Make sure you read the trail desriptions, the more detailed the better as you may want to avoid any trails involving scrambling. My first trip to the High Peaks I watched a dog try to climb the last part of Iroquois and cut its feet all to hell.
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Re: ADK High Peaks and Dogs

Postby Bigglesworth » Mon May 07, 2012 7:25 pm

Thanks for the tips. I appreciate it!
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