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11/8 Friday
In The Author’s Corner: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain

In The Author’s Corner: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain

Friday, November 8 2pm — 4pm

Join us in the library to meet and listen to Rick Crandall and Joseph Cosgriff as they take us through their book: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain.

The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in his mid-60s and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado’s highest peaks. Depressed following tech industry bubble burst, a divorce and an empty nest, Rick moved to Aspen. Soon, his new wife was breeding award winning Australian terriers and Rick was walking them. Walks turned to hikes with Emme, a 20-pound Australian terrier always climbing higher. Rick got stronger, healthier and at age 64 climbed his first of 58 of Colorado’s “fourteeners” -- peaks with altitudes of over 14,000 feet. In mountaineering, Rick found his new passion. Emme has led him—out of the abyss and to the top of the mountain. Rick’s story is about living your best life at a point when some people think life is over. It’s an inspirational story about facing challenges; starting again and that you’re never too old to find your passion.  

Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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