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Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

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Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby timstich » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:57 pm


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

Postby rlw49 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks for the post. Never met him, but enjoyed reading about his exploits. ...and he never carried the "Ten Essentials"

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

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:03 pm

I went through some old pictures I had from a winter ascent up Quandary in 2004 with some friends. I remembered a yellow lab hanging out with us on the descent and getting in some of our pictures. Not knowing his story (at the time) we looked for his owners, when he suddenly ran off with some other dog. We assumed that was his family and continued on. Low and behold, it was indeed Horton in our pictures. What an awesome dog.

Time to rest now our canine friend.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby MountainHiker » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:07 pm

This winter we saw Horton at the trailhead after a climb. We noticed his eyes looked better than before which made us wonder if he was still climbing as much. He lived a full life and will be remembered as a Colorado mountain legend. My condolences to Horton’s family and friends.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby LupinMorningwake » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:21 pm

We never had the chance to meet Horton but will carry on with his spirit in each of our ascents. Sending many licks of sympathy to his owners, he sounded like a great dog. Here's to thinking that Horton is chasing the great tennis ball in the sky.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:41 pm

Nawang Gombu, Erhard Loretan, and now Horton. It's been a tough week for climbing legends.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Taillon75 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:02 pm

RIP Horton.

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

Postby mtnview » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:02 pm

Enjoyed meeting you Horton. Maybe we'll see you in the millenniel kingdom.

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Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise (of his return), as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby TK » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:02 pm

Horton, the legend, will be missed.

I think the pics from Chris Davenport's ski trip show just how great Horton was!

http://www.skithe14ers.com/p-quandary-peak.php
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby bblack99 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:15 pm

Shoot! Quandary was in my line-up for this July and I was hoping Horton might cross my path along the way. As a proud owner of a Golden Retriever for the last 8 years, I can't imagine being without the pup. Hope his family is doing well!

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

Postby gearhunter » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:22 pm

I agree with the comments on the article. That dog deserves a plaque at the trailhead.

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

Postby mtgirl » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:28 pm

My own yellow lab is getting an extra hug tonight. RIP Horton. :( You brought joy to all who met you on the trail, including myself.
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