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Joe, 26, died in an avalanche March 2, 2013, on Cameron Pass, near Fort Collins, Colorado. He was enrolled at Colorado State University as he pursued a degree in Forestry. Joe had jumped three seasons at Boise after a three-season stint as a Hotshot. He was an accomplished backcountry skier, surfer, mountain biker and paraglider, as well as a painter, poet and banjoist. Joe was an NSA Education Scholarship Award winner in 2011.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Philpott, Joe (NIFC 2009)" (2013). Smokejumper Obituaries. 799.