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Discussion: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin!"

in: Ricka; Ricka > 2017-12-23

Dec 26, 2017 12:59 PM # 
matzah ball:
Had never heard of Hank and looked him up. Came up under outdoor education, touch of nature center, morel hunting and first ascent of 'under the influence', my favorite climb at Fern Clyffe. Sounds like a cool guy. Was he involved in SLOC as well?
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Dec 26, 2017 6:37 PM # 
Spike:
Sad news. Hank was one of the first SLOC orienteers I ever met. I remember talking with him about some of the early US orienteering at Little Grassy Lake.

A quick search found some of those old maps:

https://www.attackpoint.org/discussionthread.jsp/m...
Dec 27, 2017 1:07 AM # 
Suzanne:
Sorry to hear about Hank.
Dec 27, 2017 10:38 PM # 
chitownclark:
Ha ha! Didn't know you were quoting Shakespere with the title to this thread matzah ball. Here's a bit more about Hank and Touch of Nature:

http://ton.siu.edu/about-us/history.php
Dec 28, 2017 1:27 AM # 
peggyd:
Sad news. I remember Jeff very well, Hank much less so, but an important SLOC orienteer back in the day. Thanks for sharing.
Dec 29, 2017 9:18 PM # 
Ricka:
Excellent article from today's Post Dispatch on Hank's lifetime of promoting outdoor education.
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/hank-...
Jan 3, 2018 2:31 PM # 
MeanGene:
Hank and Bill Comfort were key people with SLOC and SIOC. Great leaders in orienteering and trips to the St Louis/Carbondale area were always a treat.
Jan 4, 2018 4:46 AM # 
Ricka:
Starting in orienteering in 1992, I only met Hank a few times. So I was amazed at how many people I knew at reception: orienteering, STREAM, and The College School. 3 people [Jeff, Jim Saunier of STREAM, and college roommate Tony] provided wonderful biographies of Hank.

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