Get Mark Hudon out of Lyons, Co benefit


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Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 12, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
Poor guy....he left the fine smell of roasting coffee in beautiful Hood River, Or. to spend a month climbing in Colorado. And what does he get.....RAIN! Check out the Evening News, Mark is in Lyons and Lyons is completely cut off.....bridges and roads out.

Loosen your wallets, helicopters don't come cheap. We simply have to rescue Mark. Okay....i admit it, i have a selfish reason....Mark and i have a date in the Black Canyon next week.

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Sep 12, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
oooh! whatchyew boys climbing? can i sit on the opposite rim with a frosty bev and a camera?

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
Anything Mark cares to lead....i've reached an age where my only climbing command is..."up rope, i'm not moving."

Social climber
Sep 12, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
hey there say, donini... wow, i just read and saw that photo that mark shared, :O

bad looking stuff for all, :O
what a time for a trip... :(

least-wise, though, he is with quality company, ;)
as to other climbers...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Sep 12, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Send him a cheap lil life raft, you can pick him up downstream..

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 12, 2013 - 09:58pm PT
Yep for Mark it could be be a really really little raft.

Ahh screw it.. this is IMPORTANT. Call out the Marines. Hmm does Lyons have oil? Not sure the Marines show up unless there is oil involved.


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Sep 12, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Actually the Coast Guard is on the way here. If they can't get him then perhaps we can organize a rescue. I'm thinking we build a big sling shot and launch him one of Locker's "Inflate a Dates" feathered to a fishing pole. Could work.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Or he could float out holding onto an anotomically correct blow up sheep. I have a few i'm not currently using.

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 12, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
oh hell, he'd better start doing the back stroke..he can't stand up Mr. Donini.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:11am PT
Ha! Thanks! Actually, people are being evacuated but it's a women, children, the elderly and sick first. I don't qualify on any of those counts.

I sure do hope I can drive out of here in the next couple of days. I suspect by Saturday or Sunday something will be figured out to get people moving. We don't have running water or gas and can't use the toilet, but we have electricity and Internet, and I have all the dehydrated food for my Yosemite walls in the car. So far so good.

Really, though, not far from here, there is a lot of sadness. People have lost their homes, their businesses and their jobs. I still have everything I came with. I lack only the memories of climbs I didn't do. No big deal. I've made some good friends and I'll be back next year.

I've no doubt that Jim and I will get to climb in the Black next week, it can't rain for that long, can it?


Kennewick wa
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:16am PT
I'll send him some preground Starbucks.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Ha! I have about ten pounds of coffee with me!
john hansen

Sep 13, 2013 - 12:32am PT
Mark, you can always flush a toilet.

Get a 5 gallon bucket .

Put about 2 gallons of water in the bucket and pour it into the bowl and its just like a flush.

Try it.

One thing you got is plenty of water....
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:38am PT
Mark you have become an Oregonian and obviously have taken that wet weather with you as you travel. Come on down to the Tahoe Sierra we need rain big time.

Charlie D.

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Sep 13, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Sounds a lot like camp 4 in the 70's. you should feell right at home Mark. All kidding aside, I hope you get along to The Black soon and that the people there get a break in the devastating rain.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 13, 2013 - 10:21am PT
National guard to the rescue (not joking this time)

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Sep 13, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Hudon needs a rescue! See? I knew that guy was lame....

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Sep 13, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Funny, it was pretty dry over here all day. I went climbing, stayed dry, and came home to hear about the apocalypse on the Front Range. Enjoy the Black!

And: can it rain that long? This year, it seems like it can indeed. Good luck y'all.

Big Wall climber
Corona CA.
Sep 13, 2013 - 02:52pm PT
I'm tempted to drive up to Lyons and get you myself mark...
I'm not sure how far it is or how close I can get to you mark...
I'm looking into it
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Sep 13, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Yeah, Hudon has been spending too much time lounging in his portaledge in sunny California!
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