We celebrated the view from Ute Pass (now on this gray day only a photo - taken last week - taped to the hearth behind the speakers), and the Wilderness that it reveals, as expressed by poet Erin Robertson, and also the return of a Ute Native American, Manuel Heart, to his ancestral home. We hope that the he and his wife will consider this cabin their home for future visits.
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48 images - Thanks to Matt Hoke for photography
24. The Program was ready to begin
26. Sam Kirk welcoming the 40 attendees
27. note panoramic background view
28. Bill gave a brief summary of Bayard Taylor's trip
30. Sam introducing Chairman Heart
32. Manuel Heart spoke movingly of the Ute people, reminding us of their enlightened past lives - lives lived in this area, of their tragic history of "removal" 150 years ago, and of their exemplary and enduring efforts to adjust to life in an Anglo society while simultaneously preserving their ancient native traditions and practices.
40. Erin Robertson reading her splendid poem, "A View From Ute Pass," especially commissioned for today. Click here to read Erin's poem.
47. Our special guests. Erin holds a gift - a ceramic canteen - from Manuel and Marie
48. Hearts (left) and Robertsons
46. Bill & Joan with Marie and Manuel. Joan is holding a beautiful gift - a Ute ceramic vessel - from the Hearts
16. Marie Heart
21. Manuel's love of children was evident
22. Linda & The Honorable Manuel Heart
1. Here are some of the guests who braved the inclement weather