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    Thanks so much for your post, Kevin. Your photography as always is outstanding and your "two" subjects--beautiful. One thing I have always noted with Emma both in photos and in person is how impeccably perfect her coat is. She always looks like she just stepped off a dog show runway. I suspect Judy gets the credit for that. The story was beautiful.

    Your comments at he end are very good.: In the end, I would neither encourage nor discourage anyone from attempting this with their dog. I would ask that your dogís comfort and safety be first and foremost in your mind when hiking in any season, but especially in winter. We turned back on hikes where snow was clumping on her fur more than once, and on other hikes where wind, weather or sheer frigid temps made conditions dangerous. I would hope that all would consider the risk of winter hiking fully before pushing on in tough conditions merely to bag a peak which will still be there when the weather is nicer. Good luck, and take the time to enjoy your winter hikes the way your dog does, they know itís more than just peakbagging, a number, or a patch!

    One of the things I've learned from correspondence with some very serious winter hikers is that those who are the most into winter hiking are the most careful with their dogs. They understand the risks and don't take them with their dogs. I think the biggest risk to a dog comes from the casual hiker who goes out often unprepared and puts both himself and his dog in danger. This is true in the summer as well.
    I used to look at my dog and think 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what your were thinking', and he'd look at me like he was saying 'If you were a little smarter I wouldn't have to'. Fred Jungclaus

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    This is the only picture I have of the Mighty Quinn. It was taken on Mt. Cannon on Flags on the 48 day. I'm guessing that Tim might have some good pictures of Quinn taken in the winter. (Hint, Hint)

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    I used to look at my dog and think 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what your were thinking', and he'd look at me like he was saying 'If you were a little smarter I wouldn't have to'. Fred Jungclaus

    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks. Roger Caras

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    Really enjoying this thread and the great pictures. Thanks Ed. A special shout out to Kevin though-- What a beautiful post! You have a real gift, not only for photography, but also with words.

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    That was Cabot, Ed, not Cannon. Quinn as you know is trained to ignore everyone but Randy unless Randy lets him off duty, as is the case here. "Tug" is is favorite game and he will play to the death or until you tell him to drop it. I've not met a more well-trained dog in my life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikehikeskifish View Post
    That was Cabot, Ed, not Cannon. Quinn as you know is trained to ignore everyone but Randy unless Randy lets him off duty, as is the case here. "Tug" is is favorite game and he will play to the death or until you tell him to drop it. I've not met a more well-trained dog in my life.


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    Sorry about that, I meant to say Cabot.
    I used to look at my dog and think 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what your were thinking', and he'd look at me like he was saying 'If you were a little smarter I wouldn't have to'. Fred Jungclaus

    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks. Roger Caras

    100/100 NEHH with Duffy
    48/48 NH 4000 Winter Ed with Duffy and Lauky
    48 X 4 including 1 winter Lauky
    48 X 6 Ed
    12 X 12 Belknaps with Lauky

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    Kali completed a single season loop of the 48 yesterday on Wildcat D.
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    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

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    A loop? Details, please! Congrats Kali and co!
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    Um, maybe I said that wrong, not a continuous loop. A round of the 48? Is that better? She did them all in one single season of winter. December 22-March 3 for us. She let me go along with her:-)
    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather&Kali View Post
    She let me go along with her:-)
    Kali is quite a sweetheart. <3 Congrats to you both again!
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    Incredible dogs doing the incredible! Congrats to all!

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    Toby completed his winter list today on Monroe, during his second single day Presi Traverse...

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    Way to go Tobi.

    Here's the list as we have it so far:

    Brutus Jan. 18, 2004
    Feb. 22(?), 2007
    Marley March 16, 2009
    Pepper Jan. 29, 2011
    Romeo March 15, 2011
    Izzy-Israel March 16, 2011
    Lauky February 16, 2012
    Cinilla March 7, 2012
    Quinn March 10, 2012
    Kali Feb. 16, 2013
    Tobi March 10, 2013
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    I used to look at my dog and think 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what your were thinking', and he'd look at me like he was saying 'If you were a little smarter I wouldn't have to'. Fred Jungclaus

    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks. Roger Caras

    100/100 NEHH with Duffy
    48/48 NH 4000 Winter Ed with Duffy and Lauky
    48 X 4 including 1 winter Lauky
    48 X 6 Ed
    12 X 12 Belknaps with Lauky

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    We have pictures of all our finishers except Marley and Izzy. If anyone has any idea how we can get those pictures please let me know.
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    I used to look at my dog and think 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what your were thinking', and he'd look at me like he was saying 'If you were a little smarter I wouldn't have to'. Fred Jungclaus

    Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks. Roger Caras

    100/100 NEHH with Duffy
    48/48 NH 4000 Winter Ed with Duffy and Lauky
    48 X 4 including 1 winter Lauky
    48 X 6 Ed
    12 X 12 Belknaps with Lauky

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    Marley on the Rocky Branch trail doing a little trail maintanence.
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    Marley on Mt Jackson.
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    And of course Marley supervising while I shovel the driveway!
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