Just got back from picking them up! A nice man who had just come to walk his own dog saw our dogs SITTING RIGHT UNDER THE SIGN WE PUT UP! They came back to the trailhead 8 1/2 hours after our hike started. They are both terribly worn out and Gus’ pad is shredded. He is walking like an old man and still panting even after the ride home, dinner, and rest.
Poor pooped puppies. Don’t know if we are going hiking with them again anytime soon.