Stearns Lodge Photo Gallery

Stearns Lodge Dedication Day
July 15, 2007

Starting at noon there was guided tours of the new facility. A specially created local Quest (a stylized kind of treasure hunt, if you're unfamiliar with this recent craze) presented a challenge to all comers. At 1:00, everyone was invited to a cook-out at the new barbeque pit. The formal dedication ceremony began at 2:00 with Ben Phinney as master of ceremonies, and the official plaque listing major donors was unveiled. Representatives of the Stearns Foundation were present to receive our enthusiastic acknowledgment of their crucial role in making the Lodge possible. A few reminiscences about Anna B. Stearns were also delivered, and other important participants were thanked.

Following the ceremony, a cake - representing landscapes familiar to us all - was served. Photos were taken of all attending caretakers and crew members, past and present, as well as a gathering of the descendants of early pathmakers, RMC incorporators and RMC members from 1910 to 1913.

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Gail Scott, 2007
Sara Glines (Randolph Selectman) and Jamie Maddock (RMC President) performing the ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Gail Scott, 2007
Ben Phinney (RMC Fundraising Committee Chair) and Jamie Maddock (RMC President) unveiling the Stearns Lodge dedication plaque.
Gail Scott, 2007
Tucker Snook and Judy Hudson (RMC Historian) admiring a cake representing a portion of the Northern Presidentials.
Jeff Smith, 2007
Gail Scott, 2007
Tom Wagner (White Mountain National Forest Supervisor), and Mary Brown (Former RMC President).
Gail Scott, 2007
Dan Tucker, Mrs. Chris Harris, Gig Babson (Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation), Edith Tucker, and Chris Harris.

Gail Scott, 2007
The descendants of Randolph Mountain Club founders.

Gail Scott, 2007
Former RMC Trail Crew Members.
Gail Scott, 2007
Former RMC Caretakers.