|Cliffside cable along narrow trail|
|No cable on some stretches|
What I found interesting was this: on the way up the trail, we clung to the cable for dear life. On the way down, I didn't care about the cable except on the narrowest portions? What changed?
My attitude and my experiences changed. On the way up I learned that, while the cable was a good psychological crutch, I really didn't need it all the time. On the way down I rarely used it.
Interesting, isn't it?
Dogs on the Trail:
Leashed dogs are allowed on the Eagle Creek Trail. My question is: Are owners who take their dogs up this trail abusing them, are they responsible pet owners? The reason I ask this is because many owners do not leash their dogs.
In the past, dogs have fallen to their deaths on this trail because they try to chase a bird or squirrel right off the cliff. Also, this trail has many large rocks and heavy gravel in the path. I can only imagine a dog's paws getting torn and bloody going a long distance on this trail. You may say, "Well they can pick up their dogs and carry them." Ummm, not a Labrador retriever, and certainly not any dog along the cliff faces. Gave us the chills watching so many dogs go up that trail; many without leashes. One large dog was leashed to the owner's belt and was pulling the lady along. If that dog went over the cliff so would the owner.
That's all I have to say about that. What are your thoughts? Would you take your dog on the pictured trail?
Travel Bug out.