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@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 5:22 PM
Subject: [hr100] Missing wolf-dog
> 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
> 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
> (covered 40 miles yesterday alone), but have only a report of a lone
> 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
> get as many people as I can to help me look for him. It is a three and
> 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: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
> >better contribute what I can. I had the opportunity to run (well, you
> >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
> >of the day Sunday, but they were drying up by afternoon. There is only
> >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
> >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,
> >and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to be by ourselves and pay
> >respects to Joel. That plaque and all the thoughts associated with it
> >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: <email@example.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?
> >> 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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