beetroot747 OP t1_ist8zgv wrote

I’ve done a few hikes in the New England area too, and for the most part, dogs are always leashed and the owners are super understanding and considerate when they see me scared.

This park is literally the first time I’ve experienced dogs being off leash, so I was curious to know whether it’s a common practice here.


beetroot747 OP t1_ist7blj wrote

That’s just terrible. Such people shouldn’t be allowed to have dogs. I’d have freaked out if I saw two unleashed dogs with their owners no where to be seen. It would have brought back PTSD from an incident I had in Denver last year.


beetroot747 OP t1_ist0uns wrote

Thank you for being a responsible dog owner. Whenever something like this happens (even on the streets), I don’t feel safe approaching the owners for whatever reason.

I really wish there was atleast one park ranger around on the trail. I’d have let them know for sure.