Hiker Finds Injured Dog On Mountain & Carries Him 6 Miles Down To Safety.

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This is a great positive story from the website Inspire More  and one many of us here in Bend might relate to. Spoiler Alert, it ends happier than you can imagine.

Link to the full article: Hiker Finds Injured Dog On Mountain & Carries Him 6 Miles Down To Safety.

Here’s an excerpt of the story.

“The hike up Table Rock Trail was already tough enough for Tia Vargas. In fact, her 76-year-old father, Ted Kasper, opted to wait a mile down as Tia crested the peak.

While descending the 11,106-foot summit to meet back up with Ted last year, the Idaho mom-of-three came across a heartbreaking sight. Limping alongside a group of hikers was an English springer spaniel, clearly lost and injured. The tag on his collar read “Boomer.”

The hikers had been trying without luck to find the dog’s owner. They’d found a note at the bottom of the trail about a lost dog, and knew this had to be him. Because they were on their way up the mountain, Tia offered to take over and help Boomer down the trail. But it quickly became apparent she’d be carrying the 55-pound dog the whole six-mile trek down. The poor thing was very dehydrated with cuts, scratches, and a dislocated foot.”