Summary: HH (granddaughter of Hillis Howie) talks about her first memories of the Gulch at age 5 and later as a Howie legacy. What inspired HH’s three children to come. Camping the “Howie way.” Spouse’s reaction to Gulch. Grandmother’s role at Gulch. Howie’s house in St. Louis.

Key Words: Monty Billings, Henio, Greece, 75th Reunion, Billie Vassilas, Elizabeth Howie, Appalachia

Heather Howie
Turquoise Trail 1976, 1977
Family Trek 2005

Ruthie Merrell
Turquoise Trail 1971, 1972
Turquoise Trail, staff, 1977

See also:
Ruthie Merrell & Jane Fleisher Weiss
Molly Merrell Madden & Ruthie Merrell
Jameson French & Ruthie Merrell