Sept. 2-4, 2011, Al and I hiked the very rugged & remote Louis Creek High Route from Little Giant Pass to High Pass and Buck Creek Pass in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. This is an off-trail basic mountaineering route, parts of it quite steep and arduous, quite ambitious, not a trail hike.
Near High Pass, a passerby reported seeing two women at Buck Creek Pass with what he described as a tricolored corgi, headed for the Louis Creek Route in the opposite direction(!!). We shoudl've crossed paths, but I never saw them.
If I'd seen another corgi walking towards me up there on the left edge of nowhere, I'd have thought it one of those flashbacks they said would come.
Later, another passerby reported seeing them, but one had fallen ill and they had to go back (what a shame, a wonderful time and place). If this is true, Al & Gwynnie's doppelganger is roaming about the Washington Cascades, and we want to find this kindred spirit. Maybe swap dog brags. ?????
Mystery resolved! It was Sumo, a Swedish Valhund. I got to meet him a few weeks ago.