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 Best Long Dayhike with Dog? 
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 Best Long Dayhike with Dog?
Looking to hike 10 mi +/- with my chocolate lab on Saturday. Any suggestions? Was thinking of doing Webster/Jackson/Pierce

Views would be nice and mixing in a 4k or two would be preferable. Thanks


Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:38 am
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How experienced (hiking-wise) is the dog? If he/she has done similar distances with several thousand feet of elevation gain and loss at the same time, that is a solid choice. Just remember water ;) (Not much from the Webster-Jackson Trail fork to the lower end of Crawford Path except at the hut - note no dogs allowed in the huts).

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Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:04 am
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If you have hiked 10 miles or so with moderate elev gain with your dog then that trip should fit the bill. Like Matt said there is little water along the ridge. I bring an extra 32oz water bottle just for my dog on our hikes. With the hut you could go smaller and refill there. Just tether your pooch to a tree while you go inside but don't tie them right near the door or in anyone's way. Have fun and enjoy your walk and quality time with your 4 legged friend.

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Would the ledges coming from Webster to Jackson be a problem for a dog? I know that I had an interesting time going down but I didn't know what it's like for 4 legged creatures.

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Just to throw some other out there for you...

Mt. Carrigain comes to mind. Awesome view (one of the best I think), but the road walk along Sawyer River Road can be annoying to some.

I would also recommend Zealand Mtn. Not the summit per se, but Zeacliff has good views. Zeacliff Pond and Zealand Falls are nice spots too. Good walk with a dog, very easy beginning (and end if doing an out and back) to get warmed up on. You could get more water for yourself and your pup at the hut if needed. Not sure about your pup, but mine (a black lab) loves to freak me out and walk right up to the edge of ledges, so keep him or her leashed if needed on Zeacliff.


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KellyK wrote:
Would the ledges coming from Webster to Jackson be a problem for a dog? I know that I had an interesting time going down but I didn't know what it's like for 4 legged creatures.


I guess it would depend on the dog. I can't remember these specific ledges although I've been over them a few times. Going up usually isn't the problem, at least for Marlie. It's going down that concerns me sometimes. When going down trails like Caps Ridge or Wamsutta, I would climb down a short distance then grab her and lower her to my feet. I just worry that a time will come when her fron paws will land and there will be no room for her back half, causing her to sumersault down. :shock: Then again, dogs have a lower center of gravity than a human so they may be better off.

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I remember them requiring a lot of care, but that was going down on a wet day. Going up on a dry day may be a completely different story.

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These ledges just below Jacksons summit? I don't recall any others that would be tough but it was a while ago. Dogs from what I've seen seem to have pretty good traction.

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Granite Guy wrote:
These ledges just below Jacksons summit? I don't recall any others that would be tough but it was a while ago. Dogs from what I've seen seem to have pretty good traction.

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Yup - that would be the one I was thinking of!

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Granite Guy wrote:
Dogs from what I've seen seem to have pretty good traction.


It's the 4-wheel drive ;)

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madmattd wrote:
Granite Guy wrote:
Dogs from what I've seen seem to have pretty good traction.


It's the 4-wheel drive ;)



LOL :lol:

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Mt Cabot with the horn & bulge from unknown pond is mostly sheltered walking but nice, Moosilauke from the carriage trail as a 2nd choice depending on the commute.

Really I'd be looking for places with water sources along the way, but then my dog always has 2 layers of fur she can't take off.

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Thanks everyone, think we're gonna do Moosilauke. I've been wanting to hike it for a while and it will be the shortest drive from Keene. I'll post a report afterwards. Peace


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