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I was there last October and saw many of the reservation dogs just wandering around along the trail (loose horses also.) They knew to stay away from the pack trains. Mostly they would give you that Mexican-velvet-painting sad-eye kind of look in hopes you would give them scraps. All of them were friendly (to me at least.) Going up the switchbacks at the end I came across some Japanese tourists (4 or 5 women). They all had an 8oz bottle of water in their hands for the 10mi hike which they were starting at 11:30am. I asked, "Do you have more water?" They pointed to the man in the back who had a pack with 4 - 1 gallon jugs of water in it.azbackpackr wrote:That reminds me of something I witnessed at Havasupai several years ago...
... four years of hiking here in the Cloudcroft area... have run into four hikers... no dogs... and, the hikers were all German (German Air Force is stationed in Alamogordo)joe bartels wrote:Saw a record six groups on Squaw today with dogs, eight dogs in all on a trail with a huge 4x6 foot sign posted "no dogs".
Also saw two guys that I suspect graffitied a rock. Didn't see it but heard rock scratching before I came around a corner. Then when I rounded the corner they were flipping a rock that looked like it had a zig zag of sorts on it. About ten other people crossed paths from both directions within the next ten seconds.
ZING! Beat me to it.chumley wrote:Yup. When they realize they're not cougars, they hit the trail. Usually just a few times before retreating to the couch and reality tv.
Haha, so true!kingsnake wrote:Though I don't think I would take on a grizzly with "at least a .22" as they suggest