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Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby centrifuge » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:48 pm

such a sad loss. He was an awesome dog!
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Horton on the Summit of Quandary after some Turkey Jerky
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Horton chasing a skier down Quandary
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby colorado yooper » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:50 pm

Met Horton a few times. A true Colorado Legend. Maybe name a beer after him a Breck Brewery?
Codolences to his family.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby PeteDunnewald » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:55 pm

After reading about him for years, I feel very lucky to have met Horton part way up the mountain on 4/1/2011. He said hello to everyone in our group. Condolences to his family. :(
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby doumall » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:38 am

What a great story. He joined my group for my first 14er ski descent top-to-bottom in Feb 2005. I remember him biting my skis off the top. RIP Horton. +1 for the plaque

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby USAKeller » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:21 am

That breaks my heart to read this! I also feel lucky to have met him on a Quandary climb, and it makes me happy to know he squeezed in one more hike before he passed on.

Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby gonzalj » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:08 am

LIV wrote:I'm all for donating for a huge plaque for Horton!!


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Ah, so sad to hear this. I had the privelege of meeting horton last July on a hile up quandary. RIP and condolences to family and friends.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:27 am

I climbed Quandary many times with Horton. What a good buddy...
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Cruiser » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:40 am

Sad news. I climbed Quandary with him back in the early days. His owners even left a note on my truck to let me know that Horton wasn't lost but was instead just joining his hiker friends for a quick trip.

He'll be missed for sure... :(
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby slopestyle » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:43 am

colorado yooper wrote:Maybe name a beer after him a Breck Brewery?


I would consider breaking sobriety if they did! We'll miss ya Horton.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Doctor No » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:49 am

Was hoping to meet him last March, but didn't get the chance. RIP, Horton - always enjoyed hearing tales of your adventures.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby bblack99 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:03 am

slopestyle wrote:
colorado yooper wrote:Maybe name a beer after him a Breck Brewery?


I would consider breaking sobriety if they did! We'll miss ya Horton.

~Sam


Anyone have connections to the brewery? Maybe a Horton's English (Labrador) Porter to mimic Avery Ellie's Brown. Also, any clue if he passed along his climbing bloodline? Maybe there'll be a Horton Jr. on the trail one of these days.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby ATOMEMT » Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:08 am

We met him years ago, on Quandary...super strong pupster. All dogs go to heaven. RIP Horton

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