Our Mountain Man cousin, Scott Croteau. along with his lady, Jess,
have spoken, and spoken a bit
more with the folks overseeing the Tumbledown Mountain area.
And now we have placed a Memorial stone on top of Tumbledown
Mountain in honor of Chris' life, dreams and love of the
Blue Mountains in Maine.
On August 24th, 2008, the Douglass Family, Friends and Small
World Treks participated in a walk from Dixfield,
Maine to Tumbledown Mountain.
As most of you know, On June 1st, 2008, Chris Douglass was
to start an incredible journey that would take him from
Bellvue, Colorado to Weld, Maine. A distance of over 2,100
He planned to walk the entire span, before the terrible
crash that took his life.
In honor of Chris, we took the final steps of what would
have been one of his greatest achievements, on the day that
he was to do so. And a Stone was placed in honor of Chris on
by Glen Giasson
The World Is Smaller Than You Think!
These words were spoken to me by Chris amidst laughs as we
discussed ideas for
Small World Treks.
Trying to think of a catchy phrase while encompassing what
we wanted to show people, Chris muttered the words above,
almost jokingly. As they began to sink in, we realized that
he had just summed up what we had been discussing for weeks.
That the world is there for the taking, for those willing to
reach out. And that it is not as difficult as most would
Like so many times before, Chris had found the perfect words
for the moment.
And now, more than ever, they mean so much.
So we find it fitting that on his memorial stone, to be
forever affixed upon Tumbledown Mountain, these words boldly
And now, the Chris
Douglass Memorial Stone has been placed on Tumbledown Mountain, in
honor of his amazing life!
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