Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Dog-friendly campsites in the Whites..?

  1. #1
    Senior Member TrishandAlex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    White Mountains, NH
    Posts
    1,863

    Dog-friendly campsites in the Whites..?

    The girls and I plan on taking a lot of backpacking trips this summer and we'd like to include our dog.

    Are most of the campsites dog-friendly? Max (our border terrier) would be on a leash and I would make sure he wasn't a nusiance to other hikers/campers.
    [B][SIZE=3]Patricia Ellis Herr (TRISH...ALEX...SAGE)


    Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those doing it. --Chinese proverb.

    For more info about The Terrifying 25, contact me at patriciaellisherr@hotmail.com or search for The Terrifying 25 on Facebook.

  2. #2
    Senior Member audrey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    MA. Avatar: Pat,Audrey,& Leo on N Moat
    Posts
    1,933
    Years ago we used to take our first lab everywhere - lean-tos in the High Peaks, the Long Trail shelters, and tenting all over NH, and we never had a problem.

    If you are tenting I can't imagine why anyone would object. As far as lean-tos go, I don't know if people have gotten less tolerant, but Clio was always welcomed wherever we showed up.
    In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus.

  3. #3
    Senior Member TrishandAlex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    White Mountains, NH
    Posts
    1,863
    Great, thanks. We've a full summer planned with a lot of national highpointing and local peakbagging, and we want to include Max as much as we can. Good to know we can use the tent platforms in the Whites.
    [B][SIZE=3]Patricia Ellis Herr (TRISH...ALEX...SAGE)


    Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those doing it. --Chinese proverb.

    For more info about The Terrifying 25, contact me at patriciaellisherr@hotmail.com or search for The Terrifying 25 on Facebook.

  4. #4
    Senior Member una_dogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Waltham, MA
    Posts
    4,518
    My dog(s) have always been welcome at tent platforms in the Whites, and in shelters and tentsites on the Long Trail in Vermont and Maine/Mass/NY/CT AT, in the Provincial Parks of Nova Scotia, the Adirondacks and three of Colorado's Wilderness Areas. I carry a rubber coated ten foot cable tie out with snap closures on both ends for tethering to guard against my line getting chewed or destroyed by campground mice, etc.

    We have found the sites in the WMNF to be dog friendly, note that in the more popular sites where a caretaker is present, some tent platforms are not private. One example is Garfield Tentsite, where several campers from separate groups may be fit together on one platform by the caretaker as the tentsite fills up. During the busy season along the AT corridor, we try to defer to thru hikers and for this reason carry a tent and use backcountry/stealth sites.

    As always, checking ahead with the agency managing the land is the best way to assure dog friendliness. I also find its helpful to include contacts for local veterinarians when planning extended backpacks with canines.
    Last edited by una_dogger; 01-29-2011 at 08:00 PM.
    ADK 46'r NE115'r NEHH NH 48 x 6 NH48W NH 331/576
    Terra NH 48 x 6+ ~93/100 NEHH ~ ADK 35/46 ~RIP~
    Pemi NH4K~ Gem NH4K

  5. #5
    Senior Member TrishandAlex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    White Mountains, NH
    Posts
    1,863
    Quote Originally Posted by una_dogger View Post
    note that in the more popular sites where a caretaker is present, some tent platforms are not private. One example is Garfield Tentsite, where several campers from separate groups may be fit together on one platform by the caretaker as the tentsite fills up.
    This is helpful information, thanks. Garfield Tentsite is one of our destinations.
    [B][SIZE=3]Patricia Ellis Herr (TRISH...ALEX...SAGE)


    Those who say it cannot be done should get out of the way of those doing it. --Chinese proverb.

    For more info about The Terrifying 25, contact me at patriciaellisherr@hotmail.com or search for The Terrifying 25 on Facebook.

Similar Threads

  1. She's not friendly
    By hikerbrian in forum Q&A - New England
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 05-26-2017, 02:36 PM
  2. Dog-Friendly Hikes
    By Grandaddy in forum General Backcountry
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 04-08-2007, 09:29 PM
  3. Kid Friendly - October 7th
    By percious in forum Trips & Events
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-27-2006, 08:34 AM
  4. Designated campsites in the Whites
    By porky in forum Q&A - New England
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-09-2006, 06:35 PM
  5. ADK - Kid friendly - Aug 4th 2005
    By percious in forum Trips & Events
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-02-2005, 05:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •