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Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Seamus", Border Collie, Woodside

Seamus is a 14 year old black and white Border Collie. He does not have a collar, but he is microchipped. He was missing for a couple of days before I was called. It was unclear how he left the unfenced property, and there had been no sightings.

We found the track leading away from the driveway where he was last seen, down the side of the property, back to the driveway and down the street. While we were on the search, one of the people thought they saw a black and white animal running up on one of the cliff we were near. Several people, including myself with Dot, went up the cliff to look. Dot did indicate that Seamus' scent was there, however, we never found him. We followed the track back up the road and then to Skyline again. Here is crossed over to Kings Mountain Road.

We had to call off the search at Huddart Park once we ran out of daylight and it was not safe to continue on Kings Mountain Road. We planned to regroup the next day back at this spot.

Day One, Track One:

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Total Distance: 2.74 km (1.7 mi)
Total Time: 29:28
Moving Time: 22:22
Average Pace: 10.75 min/km (17.3 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 8.16 min/km (13.1 min/mi)
Min Pace: 6.84 min/km (11.0 min/mi)
Min Elevation: 454 m (1491 ft)
Max Elevation: 602 m (1975 ft)
Elevation Gain: 74 m (244 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Thu Oct 21 13:49:35 PDT 2010

Day One, Track Two:

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Total Distance: 4.07 km (2.5 mi)
Total Time: 1:00:01
Moving Time: 35:22
Average Pace: 14.73 min/km (23.7 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 8.68 min/km (14.0 min/mi)
Min Pace: 6.67 min/km (10.7 min/mi)
Min Elevation: 264 m (865 ft)
Max Elevation: 468 m (1536 ft)
Elevation Gain: 54 m (178 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: -2 %
Recorded: Thu Oct 21 17:11:03 PDT 2010

Day Two continued throughout Huddart Park, even though we had to have special permission to bring the dogs since dogs are not allowed at the park. 

The search suddenly ended down in Woodside when Seamus' people received a phone call that somebody was hearing a barking dog back in the canyon near Tunitas Creek, which was back near their home. I said that I was 100% confident that Seamus' track was ahead of us and that that dog was another dog. However, they decided to stop the search and go look for that barking dog. 
Day Two, Track One:

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Total Distance: 3.75 km (2.3 mi)
Total Time: 3:57:09
Moving Time: 10:54
Average Pace: 63.16 min/km (101.6 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 2.90 min/km (4.7 min/mi)
Min Pace: 1.19 min/km (1.9 min/mi)
Min Elevation: 81 m (264 ft)
Max Elevation: 101 m (331 ft)
Elevation Gain: 59 m (193 ft)
Max Grade: 3 %
Min Grade: -6 %
Recorded: Fri Oct 22 14:01:10 PDT 2010