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Looking for the best places to hike/camp with my four-legged friend in the Rockies.

Thinking possibly somewhere in Idaho, as we have never been.
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Generally national forests allow hiking with dogs.  I think taking dogs into the backcountry is prohibited in nearly all national parks.  So pick a hiking area in a national forest in Idaho, there are lots of them, and go for it.  One hint - I think I'd stay out of an area with a high bear population as dogs and bears don't generally mix very well.

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Generally national forests allow hiking with dogs.  I think taking dogs into the backcountry is prohibited in nearly all national parks.  So pick a hiking area in a national forest in Idaho, there are lots of them, and go for it.  One hint - I think I'd stay out of an area with a high bear population as dogs and bears don't generally mix very well.

I was under the impression that dogs WEREN'T allowed in national forests/parks...due to the overwhelming number of irresponsible owners.
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I think Jer is right.  National forests are mostly dog friendly, whereas national parks do not allow dogs on the trails.  So, pick a few places you might want to visit, and then go to that NF site and look at their limits.  

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Be sure to look for a "Hikes with Dogs" book for the area you are interested in - they are a very useful series of day and overnight hikes that are dog friendly.

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I always wondered how much canines actually like hiking. I know they stay stoic for their masters, but....they probably think it is a real pain the ass.

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I always wondered how much canines actually like hiking. I know they stay stoic for their masters, but....they probably think it is a real pain the ass.

:D

Depends on the dog, I'm sure.

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Get your dog this book for xmas so I don't have to step around his poop

http://www.amazon.com/****-Wo....8156270
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How about here?


photo storage

Or here?


images

Or here?


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Great photos DC and MLW. Woof (dog for thanks)!

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^^What he said.^^
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Get your dog this book for xmas so I don't have to step around his poop

http://www.amazon.com/****-Wo....8156270

http://www.amazon.com/How-Shi....itle_bk

You are so funny...no problems with anal retentative issues in the wild kingdom, but you might need to watch where you walk especially when on a horse trail...they just lift their tails and do their business without any concern for the fella behind them!  :D
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The post  from ng brought back memories of some good advice I learned in the 70's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY7ZX6ngOSs

Hope this solves the problem.


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What kind of dog and what kind of experience/training does he/she have?
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I always wondered how much canines actually like hiking. I know they stay stoic for their masters, but....they probably think it is a real pain the ass.

I can only speak for my dog and he throws a fit if our packs are being loaded and/or put in the car and his is not. He pouts for a week when we get back He is not super enthusiastic about carrying his food etc. and he seems to think he should have his own therm-a-rest (that I carry of course) but he absolutely loves sleeping in the tent with us. On two occasions he has literally unzipped the tent and climbed in to go to bed without us.

We don't take him into serious bear country and when we have been out to Colorado we have left him at home -mostly because it is complicated to travel across country with him. His motto is "let no dog be left behind".


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How about here?


Notice that the human in that picture is looking at the great scene but the dog is apparently thinking about pooping on it.
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Yeah, major tragedy when one dog poops where thousands of wild ungulates, dozens if not hundreds of wolves, and perhaps the greatest concentration of Grizzlies in the Rockies do.

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Hey Double Cabin  That's a great pic  of the woman and Lab. Specifically..Where waws it taken.?Thanks,
Rics in Pinedale.


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Rics, that's my beloved Absaroka. Continetal Divide looking at Pinnacle Buttes on my favorite day hike in the world.

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We had a border collie along with us when we did the Sawtooths in Idaho several years ago.

Domino at Imogene Lake, Sawtooth Mts.

His human companion had to start wrapping his paws around day 4 or so. Possibly that was because we had gone off-trail up a talus slope, over a col and down a talus slope.
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