Dogs on Hyndman?

Dogs on Hyndman?

Brandon
Brandon

August 19th, 2010, 7:09 pm #1

Just wondering if two reasonably athletic labs could summit hyndman peak? They both made it most the way on borah and diamond but their rock climbing skills weren't quite up to par.
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John
John

August 19th, 2010, 9:15 pm #2

Brandon, I have an athletic lab as well. She has done some peaks with me (Galena, Smoky Dome, and a few others). I took her on the hike, but not to the summit. She stayed below the saddle with my wife. The section above the saddle has quite a bit of large loose rocks. I mentioned to my son while we climbing this section that I was glad we didn't bring her.

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matt b.
matt b.

August 19th, 2010, 9:29 pm #3

Just wondering if two reasonably athletic labs could summit hyndman peak? They both made it most the way on borah and diamond but their rock climbing skills weren't quite up to par.
My reasonably athletic dogs have been to the summits of Hyndman and Old Hyndman (among others). They stayed below the summit of Cobb. Your dogs will be fine.

matt b.
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Anonymous
Anonymous

August 30th, 2010, 6:48 pm #4

Just returned from 4 days up East Fork hiking and biking. Went up Hyndman on Friday and only made it to about 11,200 with my dog. He is very athletic and has been on many wilderness hikes, mtn. bike rides and some small er peaks. He was totally freaked out by the wind and loose rock and wanted to stay right underneath me. It made it very dangerous for both of us. I left him with one partner and went a couple of hundred feet higher but she was glad when I returned as he was quite agitated.
Dogs to the saddle, no problem. Dogs to the summit, not a good idea!
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Dan
Dan

August 30th, 2010, 6:59 pm #5

Depends on the dog I guess. I have summited peaks with Matt's dogs with no issues. I have summited other peaks like Thompson, Castle, Hyndman, etc... with another friend and his dog without issue.
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August 30th, 2010, 9:28 pm #6

Just returned from 4 days up East Fork hiking and biking. Went up Hyndman on Friday and only made it to about 11,200 with my dog. He is very athletic and has been on many wilderness hikes, mtn. bike rides and some small er peaks. He was totally freaked out by the wind and loose rock and wanted to stay right underneath me. It made it very dangerous for both of us. I left him with one partner and went a couple of hundred feet higher but she was glad when I returned as he was quite agitated.
Dogs to the saddle, no problem. Dogs to the summit, not a good idea!
Sounds like he had more of a mental issue than physical. You were very nice to not make him go on. I hate seeing people force their animals to do things they don't want to do. And I'm not even counting the S. American porn stuff...
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DAS
DAS

August 31st, 2010, 12:21 am #7

Could be right, he can be kind of a wimp sometimes. I do agree with Dan. Probably an individual choice, but if asked I would say no, leave the dog at home and enjoy the great hike.
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matt b.
matt b.

August 31st, 2010, 2:23 pm #8

Just returned from 4 days up East Fork hiking and biking. Went up Hyndman on Friday and only made it to about 11,200 with my dog. He is very athletic and has been on many wilderness hikes, mtn. bike rides and some small er peaks. He was totally freaked out by the wind and loose rock and wanted to stay right underneath me. It made it very dangerous for both of us. I left him with one partner and went a couple of hundred feet higher but she was glad when I returned as he was quite agitated.
Dogs to the saddle, no problem. Dogs to the summit, not a good idea!
I guess it depends on your dog and that you should know your dog like you know your human hiking/climbing partners. I'm not sure I'd make blanket statements about all dogs based on your experience, though...
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DAS
DAS

August 31st, 2010, 4:34 pm #9

OK, I agree with you. No intention of being argumentative. I made my decision to take my dog based partially on the earlier string about dogs going and as I got up there found that it was not as I had envisioned, thus my recommendation. I am all for personal choice and responsibility. In my case this particular outing resulted in not being able to bag the summit due to my dog, lesson learned. Still, it was a great day and I look forward to my next opportunity to revisit this area and make it to the summit.
Thanks for your posts,
David
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Dan
Dan

August 31st, 2010, 5:35 pm #10

I failed on my first attempt of Hyndman Peak due to high winds. I returned in October of that year and made it.
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