2. The adjacent indoor facility was not needed on a spectacularly beautiful afternoon.
3. Setting up the food and drink tables.
4. The check-in table.
6. A display of all of the entries for the ESWA Photo Contest
36. Chair Mike Browning calls the meeting to order
38. Cindy Ebbert (r) is presented the mounted photo "The View from Ute Pass" by Bill Betz. Cindy has been our Forest Service liaison for 14 years, and has guided us at every step.
40. Cindy spoke of her extensive experience protecting and preserving Eagles Nest Wilderness, and thanked FENW/ESWA for its help over the years.
42. Cindy is moving to a new position (Land Specialist) with the Dillon Ranger District.
44. Dave Brewster and Jim Alexander introduced Andrea Rodriguez, a recent CMC graduate and Wilderness enthusiast, who worked all summer as an volunteer intern.
46. Andrea with Dave Brewster
48. Mike Browning (l) presents a surprise thank you gift to Andrea - a check for $1,500.
50. Ken Tyler (l) and Zach Kauk made presentations to ESWA Volunteer Wilderness Rangers and to ESWA Sawyers.
52. Jean Decesaris announced the winners of the ESWA Photo Contest.
54. The Warrens - Guy and Sarah - took home first and third place prizes for their stunning photographic artisty. (Second place winner Ellen Miller couln't attend.)
56. Joan Hutchinson (l) and Karn Stiegelmeier (r) introduced the winner of the Currie Craven Award for Wilderness Stewardship - John Taylor.
59. Ken Harper (l) presents John with a framed certificate...
60. ... and a gift of John Fielder's book Colorado's Highest.
61. John talked about his long, long experience helping FENW/ESWA battle noxious weeds.
63. After the meeting, it was time to carry on with the party.
78. John Taylor returned just as the party was drawing to a close with a discovery from the edge of the parking lot - musk thistle!
80. It was a busy, fun, and fulfilling time, celebrating our dedication to Wilderness (and to dropped food).