Humboldt Peak September 26, 2014
So -- in what was a 16 mile day, I was nearing the summit of Humboldt Peak when I came across a lost dog with cut paws howling in fear. I reached 13,820 feet by GPS and had to make a decision. I decided to forgo the summit and tended to the task of getting this dog down to a safe place. After others helped and we waited hours for the owner, other climbers agreed to take this sweet dog to law enforcement -- don't know if the owner is okay, if the dog was lost or abandoned -- or what else. But, I came close to the Humboldt summit and had a better day than this poor dog! The peak will wait.
Sep 26, 2014