Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dear Towle family and friends

Hello, my name is Thomas Dargie, I am 26 and I live in grass valley, I was recently researching a summer adventure trip to the royal gorge. I have done alot of exploring in nevada county and i want to branch of to placer.

This is how I learned of russell, he sounded just like a tuffer modern day john muir. I am very sad to hear about what happened to him, I have a feeling a man like that would be in a great place and watching over his family,

The reason for my post is to find out is there anyway possible maybe to volunteer trail work or anything that I can do In respect for a great man. I would love to be able to hike with somepeople that knew this man, Thank you for you time it is trully appreciated,

P S, If its not already in the works, but a book should be written about this man and the stuff he accomplished


Carol said...

Hi, Thomas,
It was so nice reading your entry re my son, Russ Towle. Needless to say I miss him very much but am always happy when I hear of someone who wants to continue his work on the North Fork Trails. You are in for some wonderful hiking experiences. Have you contacted the North Fork River Alliance? They would be your best source of trail info and opportunities to help in trail preservation. Their e-mail address is -
Good luck to you and special days hiking. Carol Towle

Remembering Russell Towle said...


Russell was kind enough to show me the North Fork and a lot of its great adventures. This is one of the things I really liked about Russell, he was always willing to show other the canyon and he really enjoyed showing it to people who he thought could help preserve it. Please feel free to contact me about adventures and hiking in the North Fork canyon. I can be emailed at


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your kind comments... thanks for taking the time to share with us. Shellie (Russell's sister)