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Dogs on Quandary?

Post by lcjackson » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:25 pm

Are dogs allowed on the Quandary Peak trail?
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Tejonmax » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:11 am

Yes they are allowed on Quandary. As in most wilderness areas you need to either have the dog on a lease or under voice command. A lot of people here will try to tell you that that MUST be on lease but they always neglect to read the rest of the sentence in the wilderness rules that says "or under voice command". Do what is right for your dog. They are all different
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by peter303 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:50 am

Read about the legend of Horton the Hiking Hound. A local canine who brefriended climbing groups and climbed Quandry most days.
https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... on#p554638
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Tejonmax » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:00 am

peter303 wrote:Read about the legend of Horton the Hiking Hound. A local canine who brefriended climbing groups and climbed Quandry most days.
https://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... on#p554638
The story seems to be gone from that link. Too bad. What a great story
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Tejonmax » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:06 am

here is a youtube video about Horton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbLFM4JE_Ic
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by rpdawes » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:07 am

lcjackson wrote:Are dogs allowed on the Quandary Peak trail?
Yes, but everything depends on how well your dog will handle an encounter with mountain goats that do frequent the peak. It is known that the goats have attacked ill-behaved or loose dogs. Good luck!
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Jon Frohlich » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:51 am

Tejonmax wrote:Yes they are allowed on Quandary. As in most wilderness areas you need to either have the dog on a lease or under voice command. A lot of people here will try to tell you that that MUST be on lease but they always neglect to read the rest of the sentence in the wilderness rules that says "or under voice command". Do what is right for your dog. They are all different
Quandary is not in a wilderness area. It's under forest service control (Dillon Ranger District) and the leash regulations are those of Summit County. Also many wilderness areas do require a leash only. Every wilderness area is different. Eagles Nest requires a leash. Holy Cross does not.

(I hike with my dog off leash all the time, I'm just trying to clear up what the actual rules are)
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Rollie Free » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:07 am

Was up on Quandary Saturday (never again) and was being threatened by a momma goat who refused us further passage. She kept gesturing a charge. Then someone came around the corner with a dog and she did not want any part of that and ran off. So I would say dogs are more than welcome.
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by LURE » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:18 am

Jon Frohlich wrote:
Tejonmax wrote:Yes they are allowed on Quandary. As in most wilderness areas you need to either have the dog on a lease or under voice command. A lot of people here will try to tell you that that MUST be on lease but they always neglect to read the rest of the sentence in the wilderness rules that says "or under voice command". Do what is right for your dog. They are all different
Quandary is not in a wilderness area. It's under forest service control (Dillon Ranger District) and the leash regulations are those of Summit County. Also many wilderness areas do require a leash only. Every wilderness area is different. Eagles Nest requires a leash. Holy Cross does not.

(I hike with my dog off leash all the time, I'm just trying to clear up what the actual rules are)
Often time isn't there a caveat that it can be off leash if the dog "is under total voice command control" or something?
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Conor » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:25 am

LURE wrote:
Jon Frohlich wrote:
Tejonmax wrote:Yes they are allowed on Quandary. As in most wilderness areas you need to either have the dog on a lease or under voice command. A lot of people here will try to tell you that that MUST be on lease but they always neglect to read the rest of the sentence in the wilderness rules that says "or under voice command". Do what is right for your dog. They are all different
Quandary is not in a wilderness area. It's under forest service control (Dillon Ranger District) and the leash regulations are those of Summit County. Also many wilderness areas do require a leash only. Every wilderness area is different. Eagles Nest requires a leash. Holy Cross does not.

(I hike with my dog off leash all the time, I'm just trying to clear up what the actual rules are)
Often time isn't there a caveat that it can be off leash if the dog "is under total voice command control" or something?
Why don't you read the regulations or make a few phone calls? The websites are often vague, but usually mention that wilderness areas CAN require dogs to be leashed at ALL times. So, what you're asking (or alluding to) is incorrect.
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by LURE » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:33 am

Conor wrote:
LURE wrote:
Jon Frohlich wrote:
Quandary is not in a wilderness area. It's under forest service control (Dillon Ranger District) and the leash regulations are those of Summit County. Also many wilderness areas do require a leash only. Every wilderness area is different. Eagles Nest requires a leash. Holy Cross does not.

(I hike with my dog off leash all the time, I'm just trying to clear up what the actual rules are)
Often time isn't there a caveat that it can be off leash if the dog "is under total voice command control" or something?
Why don't you read the regulations or make a few phone calls? The websites are often vague, but usually mention that wilderness areas CAN require dogs to be leashed at ALL times. So, what you're asking (or alluding to) is incorrect.
Don't even own a dog. Just trying to keep some inquisitive discussion going. Am I incorrect though? I feel like I have seen regulations with the word "or" between the words "on leash" and "under total voice control" before.
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Re: Dogs on Quandary?

Post by Jon Frohlich » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:49 am

LURE wrote: Often time isn't there a caveat that it can be off leash if the dog "is under total voice command control" or something?
Not always. It varies by Forest Service area, Wilderness area, and sometimes county or other local regulation.

And sometimes the regulations can be specific to an individual trail (Conundrum Hot Springs for example).
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