Category: US

Rescuing Roland

Happy pup gets ride off the mountain (Photo: El Paso County Search and Rescue)

Colorado’s 14,115-foot Pikes Peak is often hiked via the Barr Trail, a “mere” 24-mile round trip, and many hikers love to take their dogs along for the adventure. It’s often a bad idea. Yesterday, for reasons not reported, a dog named Roland was being carried down the latter part of the trail by his owner, who finally had to stop and call for help about 6.5 miles from the trailhead. El Paso County Search and Rescue, staffed by volunteers as are all Colorado rescue teams, responded and assisted the pup and his owner back to their car.