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Roaming the Romios

Reporter gets taste of snowshoeing at Ben Romios memorial search and rescue benefit poker run


February 20, 2019

Joshua Wood

After the poker run, participants engage in a powdery picnic as snow begins to fall.

"Before today, I never would have thought Josh Wood would go snowshoeing."

This statement, from Karen Buford while snowshoeing, isn't far from the truth. When I woke up on the morning of Feb. 17 to cover the Upper Valley Search and Rescue Ben Romios Poker Run, I had no idea I would find myself strapped into a pair of snowshoes. Shortly after arriving at the gates that mark the closure of Wyoming Highway 70 for the season, however, Margaret Weber talked me into giving it a try.

I informed Margaret that I didn't have snowshoes. Nick Wamsley, who had just strapped his son, Lloyd, into his own...

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