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Family and dog friendly skiing

Postby oldranger » Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:11 pm

In the summer Tumalo Falls west of Bend, Oregon is a popular tourist destination. When the snow falls the last 2 miles of the road to Tumalo Falls is gated. It then become a popular route for skiers, snowshoers, walkers, and families with dogs. Kathy and I decided to take our daughter's dog, Sidney out to the falls with us today as part of our dog sitting duties. This is not a demanding trip and because of the mixed use and no gooming it isn't perfect skiing but it is a fun social event and the end views are pretty nice.
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Sidney with recent aquaintances
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Sidney Catching up with Kathy after Socializing too long
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Tumalo Creek just below Tumalo Falls
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Icy Tumalo Falls
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Another family group heading up the road as we return


I love seeing families and their pets out. It amazes me that if two strange dogs meet when on leash a fight breaks out but when on their own they work thing out and manage to have fun chasing each other around.

Another day in Paradise!

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Re: Family and dog friendly skiing

Postby rlown » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:52 pm

oldranger wrote:I love seeing families and their pets out. It amazes me that if two strange dogs meet when on leash a fight breaks out but when on their own they work thing out and manage to have fun chasing each other around.

Another day in Paradise!

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Looks like a great time and so close.. It's so true what you say about leashed dogs.. I think they feel empowered by having that human tugging at them as they bark and posture. Turn them loose, and "oh, it's just me. I better negotiate" Kinda funny.
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Re: Family and dog friendly skiing

Postby BrianF » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:25 pm

Beautiful area and that sure looks like fun. I can't wait for my chance to go this season. A similar situation in the Sierra is at the Glass Flow road/ Obsidian Dome area off 395 near June Lake; definitely pet and family friendly
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Re: Family and dog friendly skiing

Postby maverick » Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:57 pm

Thanks for posting these OR, I really like the creek, falls photo, and all the snow!
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Re: Family and dog friendly skiing

Postby cmon4day » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:24 pm

I saw the pictures of your family and dog in the snow. Thanks for posting. Last week, before Thanksgiving, I was up with the family and the dogs in the snow. Here are some pictures of our dogs.
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Re: Family and dog friendly skiing

Postby maverick » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:12 am

Pretty dogs Cmon4day! I like the look the Husky is giving you in the 2nd pic, pretty
intense, wolf like.
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