Missing hiker’s dog found alive eight days later, renewing hope for desperate family

By Pattrik Perez, Denver7

A missing hiker’s dog was found alive eight days after his family reported them missing following a hike in Boulder County.

Josh Hall, 27, of Arvada, and the family dog, Happy, went hiking last Wednesday on the Hessie Trailhead to get to Devil’s Thumb Lake. At some point during the hike, a snowstorm came in, and Hall and Happy never returned home.

Dangerous weather conditions made it nearly impossible for search crews to locate Hall and Happy, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office suspended the search on Monday, Feb. 8.

“We believe that he was, unfortunately, at the furthest point when the really crazy snowstorm came in,” Hall’s mother, Laura Vukson, said.

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