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  • Laura Turvey & Todd Burgess
    Jul 5, 2001
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      I am forwarding an email that went out to my trail-running club.
      Being that some of us are training in this area, maybe someone has come
      across this dog.
      If so, please call Steve. His numbers are listed at the end of this email.

      While backpacking in the South San Juan Wilderness this week, I lost Sam in
      the South San Juan Wilderness. Many of you know Sam. He's the wolfdog
      (Malamute/Husky/wolf) that I run with often (leaving early) on the Sunday
      runs. He's been missing since Monday, July 2nd, last seen near Green Lake,
      twelve miles from the South Fork Conejos Trailhead, 11 miles up FR250 off
      Colorado Highway 17, south of Alamosa. I searched for him up until yesterday
      (covered 40 miles yesterday alone), but have only a report of a lone "howl"
      from a backpacker on Tuesday night--this would likely be Sam as coyotes
      don't howl, and there are no wolves in the area).

      There is a lot of ground he could cover in the wilderness and I am hoping to
      get as many people as I can to help me look for him. It is a three and half
      hour drive to the trailhead, but the bonus is seeing an area of Colorado
      that is stunning in its beauty and remote wildness. The search will be
      primarily at 11,500 feet on the Continental Divide. Yesterday even as I
      searched in frustration I was constantly in thrall with the scenery. I saw
      so many elk I lost count, deer, and even a bear (friendly black bear). I
      hope that if we can blanket the area we will locate Sam. There were few
      backcountry backpackers in this area even over the 4th of July week.

      I am leaving tomorrow (Friday) by noon. Please call me if you can help and
      we can maybe carpool. If you can come for the weekend this will be a great
      help. Backpack in Saturday, then search Sunday. Running up the twelve mile
      trail (2,000 foot elevation gain 9,500 to 11,500) to Green Lake took me
      about two hours from the trailhead, so "car camping" is also an option.
      There is free primitive camping available by the trailhead or campgrounds
      nearby for a small fee.

      Please call me if you can help,

      Steve Bremner
      (719)333-8742 (W) I will be at work today, Jul 5th
      (719)265-5600 (H)
      (719)330-7566 (C)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Richard Hypio <arvn@...>
      To: hr100@yahoogroups.com <hr100@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 11:56 AM
      Subject: Re: [hr100] Course gossip, anyone? Bueller?

      >Hello Todd and all!
      >Since there hasn't been much response to your pleas for info, I decided I'd
      >better contribute what I can. I had the opportunity to run (well, you know
      >what I mean) up the Ice Lake trail to Grants Swamp yesterday. I followed
      >John and crew's excellent trail markings from the intersection up to the
      >pass (I believe they marked it on Sunday; hope they stayed ahead of the
      >weather). Trails were very wet in the a.m. from considerable rainfall most
      >of the day Sunday, but they were drying up by afternoon. There is only one
      >small snowfield on the steeps below the south side of the pass. From the
      >pass looking north there is only a smidgen of snow at the very top of the
      >scree slope, and from the bottom of that it looks as though you can choose
      >snow or talus down into the drainage. The wildfowers are in full swing,
      >streams look pretty normal, the sky is as blue as ever, and things just
      >couldn't be prettier. I was on the pass at 7:00 a.m. with my dog, Spretz,
      >and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to be by ourselves and pay our
      >respects to Joel. That plaque and all the thoughts associated with it are
      >certainly powerful and moving forces.
      >When I told my son I had been on Grants Swamp, he replied "I'll bet there
      >are a lot of tadpoles there!" Later in the morning and throughout the
      >afternoon my family and I hiked back up to Ice Lake Basin, another
      >spot that merits a trip if you have the time while you're here. Looking
      >forward to seeing everyone next week - it'll be here before we know it.
      >Hope everyone's training is proceeding with focus!
      >Regards, Richard
      >>From: "Laura Turvey & Todd Burgess" <laurantodd@...>
      >>To: <hr100@yahoogroups.com>
      >>Subject: [hr100] Course gossip, anyone? Bueller?
      >>Date: Sat, Jun 30, 2001, 11:33 AM
      >> Dear Lucky Folks Who Happen To Be Within The Greater
      >> Silverton-Telluride-Ouray-Lake City Metroplex:
      >> C'mon. We're dying to know. How are the snow conditions? The streams? The
      >> flowers? Anything?
      >> We feel so ... left out.
      >> You've been marking the course since 9 this morning, and it's almost
      >> and we've heard nothing.
      >> Give us just one little detail ... PLEASE!
      >> Todd
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