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.
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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.