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Patrol Story with Dogs

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I am riding up the chair lift sharing dog stories and this guy tells me about a patroller from out west. As the story goes a patroller  gets on a gondola with two young men.  Without realizing there is a patroller sitting with them, one of the young men lights up a joint.  Seeing the white cross on his chest they immediately put out the joint and apologize to the patroller.  The patroller is thinking what is the best way to handle this situation.  Its not like he is a police office and can arrest them.   The patroller says to the two young men, have you seen all the dogs  running around here for the Avalanche class.  Well there really drug dogs owned by DEA and there looking for drugs. The men immediately dump their pot out of the gondola.  The men can not thank the patroller enough  and shake his  hand when they get off the gondola.  roflmao.gif

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I was running at the tail end of a 25 k recreational XC loppet with my trusty 100 pound malemute.

Dogs tear up the trail so I was staying behind everyone.

Eventually I came to a couple who were resting and very tired at about the 12k mark.

It was getting late and the female said she couldn't go further.

No radio, no phone and no snowmobile patrol.

No problem.

I run my dog with a harness so I just hooked the girl to my mute.

Dog towed her for 12k without slowing down a bit.

Got me and Nikkidog a free dinner!

Wolf dog made a friend that day.

Damn, I miss her!

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post #3 of 10

Gorgeous dog!

post #4 of 10

That's her "I'll be back when I feel like it, maybe" look.

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I wonder if anyone found the stash they ditched from the gondola. spit.gif

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

I wonder if anyone found the stash they ditched from the gondola. spit.gif


Patroller probably went for it afterwards. 

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I love my baby Maya and her knucklehead brother.  Malamutes are sweet dogs.

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Powder day at Alpine Meadows.  A patroller and his dog come up to the lift in the "Patrol Only" slot. A couple of women in front of me load the chair. The patroller asks me to wait so he and the dog can load the next chair.  As the chair with the women goes by the dog jumps up with them, leaving the patroller behind.  And I said (all together now) NO FRIENDS ON POWDER DAYS. 

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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

Powder day at Alpine Meadows.  A patroller and his dog come up to the lift in the "Patrol Only" slot. A couple of women in front of me load the chair. The patroller asks me to wait so he and the dog can load the next chair.  As the chair with the women goes by the dog jumps up with them, leaving the patroller behind.  And I said (all together now) NO FRIENDS ON POWDER DAYS. 

 Love it!

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The back side of Stevens Pass is completely isolated from the base and from any cars, houses, or other types of civilization.  It's right up against a Federal Wilderness area. Several years ago I was part way down the hill, skiing in the trees and suddenly right behind me, within 20 feet, was a barking dog chasing me!  Imagine my surprise. eek.gif Well, I didn't crash but I did notice that it was wearing a ski patrol vest.  It struck me as dangerous to allow dogs to chase people skiing the trees so I sent them an email letting them know what happened.  I never heard back, but I've not been chased since.

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