Death on El Diente

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Death on El Diente

Post by KenE » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:45 am

I just received the morning paper here in Telluride. Another of us is gone. This is so sad. ... 248294.txt" onclick=";return false;

John Merrill

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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by giarcd » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:56 am

Sad so sad---RIP fellow mountainlover
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Post by tmathews » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:58 am

Dammit. RIP....
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Post by Brian C » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:14 am

This has been such a hard season. I know that accidents happen every year but it doesn't seem like they were stacked like this. This is another real tragedy and my thoughts are out for him. Be careful out there.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by unclegar » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:38 am

My thoughts and prayers go out for his family and friends. I'm very sorry for your loss (and ours). :(
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Post by mtgirl » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:45 am

RIP John Merrill. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this most difficult time. The report says his wife is pregnant, and my heart is broken for her. :cry:
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by Doctor No » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:57 am

RIP John :(

What a sobering summer.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by Johnson » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:00 am

I echo mtgirl's statement.... How tragic is every death in the hills but to leave a wife and unborn child behind..... particularly sad indeed. Prayers to them..... May they find strength......
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by mattpayne11 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:02 am

Wow - El Diente is not a very nice mountain :cry:

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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by zoomie83 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:11 am

Thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family....RIP
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by BAUMGARA » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:26 am

Terrible story, my heart goes out to his wife.
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Re: Death on El Diente

Post by Monroe11 » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:34 am

RIP John Merrill.. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his Wife, Family and Friends.
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