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Legendary Telluride ski bum "Captain Jack" Carey passed away on Lizard Head Pass last summer after a truck hit his bike. The New Hampshire transplant and Ophir resident was an world-class hang-glider, skier, biker, and hiker, and beloved by the community he'd been a big, smiling part of for over 30 years.
To commemorate the life and passion of Captain Jack, the Telluride Daily Planet reports that the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club is dedicating its annual Ski-and-Board-a-Thon Saturday to the late local legend. Skiers and snowboarders are inking pledges and the club is providing faux foot-long graybeards for the occasion. The money that the club raises from the event will go to teaching area kids to ski and 'board -- Captain Jack would surely approve.