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Oregon Couple Spend Night in Snow to Stay With Exhausted Dog

What a great couple! This story of human devotion comes to us from KOIN News. Dog Causes Couple To Camp On Mountain COOPER SPUR, Ore....

Joy  |  Jan 21st 2007


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What a great couple!

This story of human devotion comes to us from KOIN News.

Dog Causes Couple To Camp On Mountain

COOPER SPUR, Ore. – A couple out on a snowshoeing trip was forced to spend the night on Mount Hood Saturday after their 12-year-old dog couldn’t finish the trek.

The couple was headed up to the Tilly Jane cabin on the northeast side of Mount Hood above Cooper Spur. They were able to make two-thirds of the way when they noticed their dog, Black Jesus, was having difficulty keeping up and they decided to call it a night on the mountain.

Temperatures dipped as low as 9 degrees that night, but since the couple was planning to stay in the cabin, they were able to take shelter in sleeping bags they had packed for the trip.

A two-person Nordic team of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol met the snowshoers as they headed down the Polallie Ridge Trail.

Patroller Eric Holstrom escorted the couple, who showed signs of hypothermia, to the Cooper Spur Ski Area where they received assistance.

Patroller Rod Legg continued up the trail and found the dog wrapped in a space blanket. Using biscuits to coax the dog, Legg covered the shivering dog with an additional coat and transported him by rescue sled to be reunited with his family.

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