Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls

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Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls
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Source: Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue (SBCSAR)

Late Sunday morning SBCSAR responded to a lost hiker in the 7 Falls area of Mission Canyon. A hiker was found after a short search and escorted to the trailhead safely with his K9 companion.

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Luvaduck Apr 17, 2018 10:37 AM
Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls

Actually, I have followed the river down. Only once and I was younger so it was years ago. Topography may have changed, especially with all the fires and the recent floods. Did have to do some scrambling and a bit of horizontal climbing but I don't think dogs worry about getting their shoes & trousers wet. Maybe it would depend on your age, flexibility and self-confidence.

Lucky 777 Apr 17, 2018 08:07 AM
Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls

Whatever happened to learning the common sense hiking basics: follow water downhill. And I agree that in most cases a dog horse or mule will know the way back to where they came from, and are capable of short cuts to get there.

a-1524803318 Apr 17, 2018 09:26 AM
Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls

Foolish comment. The terrain up there is unforgiving, cliffs and impassable areas abound. I am glad he called S&R before it was a dire situation.

Flicka Apr 17, 2018 07:48 AM
Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls

A few years ago we were riding a friend's horses and got lost. The horses kept wanting to take a certain trail so we decided they knew the way home, sure enough they took us on a shortcut to their stable.

a-1524803318 Apr 16, 2018 05:07 PM
Hiker and Dog Rescued from 7 Falls

Some dogs know the way home, some don't. My housemate likes to tell the tale/tail of his scary trek back to his vehicle, new moon (no moon) night, back when he was a tyro (beginner, not the veteran hiker he is now) and "forgot" his flashlight in his truck._______ His red Queensland heeler had just enough white on her that he could, with great effort, see her leading him in the dark. Baby steps all alongside a trail with a steep drop-off, the dog dutifully walking at a snail's pace so that he could keep up, slow going. His heeler got him safely back to the truck. She was a gem of a dog.

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