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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby MtHurd » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:12 pm

Why not a post in the Climber Memorial section at 14ers.com? It's a piece of 14er history even though he was just a dog.

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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby The_Godfather » Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:10 pm

I love dogs, but this is a terrible idea. Regardless how popular this dog was, you put this in and every animal lover will put stuff like this in as well. Bad enough everyone wants to put one in when someone dies, but now a pet? Yes pets are like family, but as a pet owner, I would not allow this. As LNT, I would never allow this. As popular as this hike is....one can only image what would be placed next. Don't get me wrong, I admire the intention, but think the idea is completely off base and I'd hate to see it happen.

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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby hotrod » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:14 am

I, personally, like the idea. Horton was a legend of sorts, and his story told briefly on a plaque would, I believe, be of interest to new climbers or those unfamiliar with Horton. Call it historical, if you like. Just my 2¢.
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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby USAKeller » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:31 am

Barry Raven wrote:Why not a post in the Climber Memorial section at 14ers.com? It's a piece of 14er history even though he was just a dog.

I agree! Just moved it...
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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby schumi248 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:46 pm

Just out of curiosity, how did Quandary Peak get it's name?? I'll admit i dont know much about this particular mountain. Does Horton hold the record for number of ascents?? If so, could the mountain be renamed Mt. Horton??

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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby Fisching » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:54 pm

schumi248 wrote:Just out of curiosity, how did Quandary Peak get it's name?? I'll admit i dont know much about this particular mountain.


http://www.themoens.com/Photos/Hike/HikeQuandary/hikeMtQuandry.htm

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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby 14erFred » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:54 pm

schumi248 wrote:Just out of curiosity, how did Quandary Peak get it's name?? I'll admit i dont know much about this particular mountain. Does Horton hold the record for number of ascents?? If so, could the mountain be renamed Mt. Horton??

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/historyview.php?parmpeak=Quandary%20Peak&parmcat=Name%20History
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Re: Horton The Quandary Dog's Plaque

Postby MtHurd » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:00 am

Time flies. Today is the first anniversary of the death of Horton.

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