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    Thanks for the info. I order the wax today for his paws. I appreciate all you advice and info on the trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stiffler
    Thanks for the info. I order the wax today for his paws. I appreciate all you advice and info on the trails.
    We use Mushers on our dog's paws in the winter when we go out for walks.
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    Thumbs up K.D. is right on

    When it comes to hiking with Dogs K.D. is the expert. What he has said is right on. Camping on the Jewell should be no problrm. Just make sure you are far enough off the trail. There are some good areas below tree to tent just keep your eyes out for them. The dog should have no problem on the Jewell. There might be a couple places on the Ammo Ravine where it might get a bit tricky but you should be alright. This is a GREAT loop and yes it brings you right back to the parking lot where you started. This is a perfect hike for doing Washington with a dog. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawk
    do you know the name of the SAR team
    I heard it was a combination of several groups all jumping in (running) to help. Some of the same groups that participated in the January 2007 rescue - RMC, AVSAR and some folks from the summit (including an intern) all helped. My information is all third hand. It is great to hear of folks willing to help others and really go out of their way to help. Thanks to all who participated!
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    As a thought when we were kids we would take our dog up Edmands Trail to Crawford Path and head up that way to the summit. This doesn't solve your overnight problem, but we took her up for the first time when she was 3yrs. old and was a beagle/german shep mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    I heard it was a combination of several groups all jumping in (running) to help. Some of the same groups that participated in the January 2007 rescue - RMC, AVSAR and some folks from the summit (including an intern) all helped. My information is all third hand. It is great to hear of folks willing to help others and really go out of their way to help. Thanks to all who participated!

    Yes, Brad, there were some off-duty summit staffers ( NH State Parks people, Obs folks) as well as others. I don't particularly want to name names, these folks are pretty much the first responders in any incident, do their jobs exceedingly well and don't ask for publicity just for being themselves.

    Randolph Mountain Club, AVSAR, Ski Patrol-- their memberships interrelate and overlap.

    The dog was a Northern Breed mix and the problem was cut, bruised pads. The dog simply refused to walk on it's painful feet, and it didn't matter which direction, up or down. The owner didn't have enough strength to pick her dog up and carry it to the summit by herself.

    Those are the kinds of things that can turn a fun outing into " why did I get myself into this".

    In this case , all will be well.

    Breeze

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    My hat and hand go out to all these folks who help. It is wonderful that they make themselves available - help in tough conditions - and can do this. If you have ever been hiking and needed help of any sort, you know - these folks are fantastic. They do not want public recognition. They just want to help.

    Thanks!

    Back in the early 1960's I was leading a group of kids up Lions Head heading to the summit. It was a nice day - no problems. One section of trail in a section of scrub was like a bowling alley. The trail was carved out quite a bit and the scrub would not let you through on either side. We were all in a nice compact line and the lead person put his hand on a large boulder to push his way up - and the boulder started rolling down the trail.

    The first person got out of the way as did the 2nd. The 3rd and 4th were up to their thighs in rock rubble that came down after the big boulder. The rock was rolling down the trail heading towards another person - he slipped and fell in the path. The boulder stopped over him - balancing on 2 small rocks with the person underneath and his arm pinned.

    We got everyone above the slide - and then I took one of the best hikers and we ran to HoJo's. We got there is around 7 minutes! The ranger called for help - we grabbed jacks and pry bars - and ran back up in about 15 minutes.

    Folks came up from Pinkham - carried a stretcher to us - saw it was closer to go to the Auto Road - so one ran back to Pinkham to direct the Dr up the road - and the same fellow ran from the road and helped carry the camper who had been pinned over to a waiting car. The rescue folks were fantastic. I have no idea who the folks were who helped - or any way of saying thanks. But, these folks truly do a wonderful service.

    How did the fellow get out? The other counselor with us used a pocket knife to pick the dirt out behind the pinned arm - which lined up with a long crack in the rock. When we all got back to the scene everyone was out and away from the boulder.
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    Well, We make our hike to the summit with the dog(Hugo).

    We started on the Jewell trail late Friday night and camp a few miles up.
    Saturday morning we headed up the Jewell and picked up the Gulfside Trail to the summit. Weather was about 36F and wind gust up to 65mph, steady at 44mph. It was cold but well worthy it. Hugo(Weim) had no problems at all, I coated his paws good with the wax, just in case. The ranger came out and suprised me by telling me I could take the dog into the day hikers room with another dog since it was so cold. I was very appreciative and suprised.

    We headed down Crawford's Path to Lake of the Clouds Hut then we went to the summit of Mt. Monroe. We finished our trip off by going down the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail.

    This was great loop with some amazing sights. It was nice to camp and just take our time, I would like to day hike it next time. I will have the pictures up soon. I took about 200 pictures. Hugo (weim) did great on the trails and made lots of friends.

    Thanks for all the advice and concern.

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    So glad to hear you had a good time! That is a great loop - but I have always done it in the reverse direction. The way you did it gave you a camping spot easier than the Ammo trail.

    Thanks for the update.
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