The 2018 Montezuma-Cortez High School cross-country team.
Courtesy of Andrew Gulliford
A younger Finn has fun on top of the Vermilion Cliffs. We explored the area for days and always had a view of the Grand Canyon far below.
Courtesy of Andrew Gulliford Finn was always ready to hike.
Finn was my shadow and was always with me. Here, we are near an ancestral Puebloan kiva ruin along the San Juan River in Utah.
Andrew Gulliford with his springador, Finn, on the front porch of the Aspen Guard Station in the San Juan National Forest.
Courtesy of Andrew Gulliford Finn was always ready to hike. He often knew where I was headed before I did, and he always stayed about 30 feet in front of me to protect me from anything that might be there.
Courtesy of Andrew Gulliford Finn swam in Ice Lakes. Like any Lab, he never passed up a puddle, a pothole or a pond.
Because he was half springer spaniel and half Labrador, Finn had hybrid vigor and the best of both bloodlines.
Fall was Finn’s favorite season, and he enjoyed visiting U.S. Forest Service ranger cabins like the Lone Cone Cabin south of Norwood, where we looked for aspen tree carvings or arborglyphs by sheepherders.
An older Finn, an elder statesman dog, lived to be15 years old.
Finn sprawls out on a friend’s couch. He could sleep through anything and often lounged with his head and paws in odd directions.
If it seems like the fall colors are starting early this year, you're right.
Durango High School football defeats Bayfield High School on Friday night at DHS.
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