Summary: TH recalls growing up with two great mentors: Grandpa Tom Henio and Mr. Hillis Howie. The Navajo wedding, watermelons and the beginning of a lifelong friendship. Burton Staples' trading post and the purchase of the base camp property. Tug o' war and a modified chicken pull as Fourth of July games at the Gulch. Navajo work crews and small surprises Grandpa Tom Henio would leave in new fireplaces.

Key words: Grandpa Tom Henio, Hillis Howie, Coolidge, Thoreau, Burton Staples, chicken pull, Cha'oh Pavilion

Tommy Henio
Little Outfit 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Prairie Trek Group II 1966
Base Camp staff 1967
Little Outfit staff 1970
Visiting Scholar 1987
Board of Trustees 2004-2006, 2009-2013