Tremendous loss |

Tremendous loss

Dear Editor:

For those of you who never had the opportunity or pleasure to meet Nick McChesney, I would like to share a recent experience I had concerning this young man.

On Wednesday, June 18, my husband surprised me and our two out-of-town guests with a private horseback ride and dinner up to the Maroon Bells for our wedding anniversary. Our guide for the evening was Nick McChesney. He was happy to share his extensive knowledge of the surrounding area, which was far beyond that of a young man who had lived here for three short years. He also had a very calming and gentle spirit about him. His connection with the horses and his love for the great outdoors was unmistakable. At one point, as the sun began to slip behind a hill, he turned around on his horse and said to me, “This is my favorite time of day to ride.”

It was obvious that Nick loved what he did and had tremendous enthusiasm for life. He truly provided us with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we will be forever grateful.

My husband and I are saddened by this tremendous loss and feel that we are blessed to have been given the opportunity to spend time with Nick, however brief.

Mimi Trombatore


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