We were graced with an amazing day to climb Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Adirondacks to honor Shaun’s memory on August 10, 2018. Just a handful of friends joined me to let fly some of Shaun’s ashes from the fire tower.
Karen, Bob, Larry, Amanda, Nancy, Liz and Nelson
Karen, Bob, Larry, Amanda, Liz, Nelson and David
Bob & Larry
David & Nancy
Karen, Finn & Bob
the remains of the Observer’s Cabin
The humidity that was dogging us lifted overnight after a dramatic late night thunderstorm. The trail was dry and gorgeous and sparsely traveled when we headed out on our hike up the newly, and beautifully rebuilt old trail.
Chocolate and coffee were passed around at the summit in Shaun’s honor and then I climbed the fire tower alone to scatter ashes to the four directions. After a few private minutes others joined me…
the view north toward Augur Lake
the view east from the fire tower toward Lake Champlain
Bob letting Shaun fly
Larry doing his part to take Shauny airborne
David & Nancy in the fire tower
Karen, Liz and Nelson were the last to pay tribute and did a wonderful job
We watched from the tower as six hawks circled the summit and performed acrobatics through the clouds. We all felt Shaun’s spirit soaring above and around us.
Karen’s dog Finn also made a special connection with the young summit steward!
It’s just the beginning of this release of ashes, memories and love for our sweet friend. I hope you can join me for a million more tributes. Love to all… Hug each other.
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Beautiful! What a wonderful tribute! Shaun’s presence will always be with us.
Love you all & thinking of you. Looks like such a perfect day & a perfect group. What a wonderful place to have Shaun sharing the air w/ the hawks…. XXXXXXXOOOOOOO
Amanda, What a beautiful tribute, and that’s just the kind of send off that I think Shaun would like! Thinking of you and sending you love, Elaine
On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 6:46 PM, Wander Artists wrote:
> WanderArtist posted: “We were graced with an amazing day to climb > Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain in the Adirondacks to honor Shaun’s memory on > August 10, 2018. Just a handful of friends joined me to let fly some of > Shaun’s ashes from the fire tower. The humidity that was dogging” >
You inspired me to follow in your footsteps and I went up Poko on Saturday. A lovely day to share Shaun’s memory and spirit, but I did miss the chocolate.
Best wishes and a special hug to you,