Monte and Ellen Steere
“It’s just over the next rise” echoes through our minds—a
would use to keep us going toward the goal you had set for us (Ellen
especially noticed that). However rigorous the hike might have been, we
loved using a permanent marker to add the name of each hike to our red
REI state of the art backpacks. It was fun watching our hiking achievements
list grow. We still use those backpacks to haul elk out of the wilderness
when Grady is successful in his hunt.
The great memory-makers you gave to Monte’s life include Wilcox Lakes,
Popcorn Point, and Tiwicef Lake, among many others.
Happy Birthday cousin! You’ve just caught up with me again for another
months at the big six-(oh!…Monte) trip around the sun.
We wish for you many more mountains to climb, stories to tell, and
encounters to experience with family and friends! So, happy 60th and
looking forward to many more memory-makers,
Love from Monte and Ellen
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