Joan Shaw Memorial kiosk dedication
Special to the Sky-Hi News
Over 50 people gathered at the Junco Lake Trailhead near Meadow Creek Reservoir on Saturday, July 9 to dedicate the Joan Shaw Memorial Junco Lake Trailhead Kiosk.
The Kiosk was made possible by contributions to the Grand County Wilderness Group (GCWG) to the Joan Shaw Memorial Fund after her passing in February 2015. Among the attendees were her husband Roger, now living near Indianapolis, Ind. and son, Gordon from Tahoe, Calif.
The dedication included comments from Marshall Haith, Bob Saint, president of the GCWG, Miles Miller, US Forest Service; and other audience members. And of course, a couple of group songs.
When the GCWG Board was thinking about an appropriate memorial for Joan, we knew that she was very instrumental in starting the tradition of displaying current photos at the kiosks at both Junco Lake and Monarch Lake Trailheads. We also knew that the Forest Service was wanting to shift to a more permanent, weatherproof design for displaying information at trailheads. We are pleased that the Forest Service allowed us to use the funds received for the design and construction of the panels for the Junco Lake Trailhead informational Kiosk in memory of Joan Shaw. Because we have extra money in the fund, we are able to purchase kiosk panels for three additional trailheads for the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area: Roaring Fork, Monarch Lake and Devil’s Thumb.
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