Some Family Pictures
Pat celebrates his 80th birthday, 2013.
Patricia "The Troll" Gass, taken in 1989 on the McManus cabin deck. Notice that Pat and Bun have her cooking steak on the BBQ. She was an amazing cook.
A young Mabel--Pat's mother.
Victor DeMers, Pat's step-father
Edith Hall Klaus-- "Gram"
Pat's Lifelong Friends
Vern on one of the many rafts he and Pat crafted together. Lake Darling, Idaho, 1949.
Fishing buddy Norm and a very large fish, 1968.
Pat and Bob on "The Big Trip". Selkirk Mountains, Idaho, 1951.
Jim and Ross and the 1939 Chevy that Pat and the gang went off to college in, Grouse Creek. Idaho, 1954.
One of my favorites pictures. Notice the steely look in Pat's eyes, as the wiley outdoorsman suspects he is being stalked by aliens at a family gathering a couple years ago. Obviously Pat survived, but the alien was not so fortunate.
[Photograph by Kelly Walkup]