KOIN reports the 3rd incident in for years where a dog had to be rescued in Zig Zag Canyon on Mount Hood.
Derrek Olson’s dog, Madison, ran off the trail and slid down the cliff and then Olson slid 100 feet below it while trying to rescue it. Rescuers from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Portland Mountain Rescue responded, rappelling into the canyon, and retrieving the pair who had minor injuries.
“Walking pets without a leash on wilderness trails is not advised, as the animals do not always recognize dangerous areas of trails. In fact, similar incidents have occurred in Zig Zag Canyon at least three times over the past four years,” PMR reminds hikers.