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392Re: [hr100] Missing wolf-dog

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  • Robert Kronkhyte
    Jul 5, 2001
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      Suggestion: Leave an article of your clothing in the location where you last
      saw the dog. Check back each day. If he finds it he may stay there. Rob
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Laura Turvey & Todd Burgess" <laurantodd@...>
      To: <hr100@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 5:22 PM
      Subject: [hr100] Missing wolf-dog


      > Gang,
      > 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.
      > Thanks,
      > Todd
      >
      >
      > 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
      > stevebremner@...
      > (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,
      > the
      > >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
      > beautiful
      > >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
      > noon,
      > >> and we've heard nothing.
      > >> Give us just one little detail ... PLEASE!
      > >> Todd
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
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