November 12, 2005
Higley Flow Lean-To Dedicated
|Ron Jenne’s son-in-law and daughter Peter and Beth Harrison with their son Alexander; Higley Flow State Park Supervisor John Wood; Renee Armpriester and her son Jeffrey; and Ron Jenne's companion, Ginger Armpriester, at the dedication ceremony. Photo Tom French.|
Construction of the lean-to was by John Wood, Park Supervisor, and Tim Pearl, Park Worker, of Higley Flow State Park. Terry Perkins, a retired Department of Environmental Conservation forest ranger from Stillwater, provided design, construction, and technical advice. Materials were purchased by the Laurentian Chapter of ADK with funds from a bequest to ADK by Mr. Jenne. The lean-to incorporates several interesting features found in old-style open camps, including capturing the logs of the building's end walls with hollowed vertical logs on the open corners, a shelf located at just the right height for taking a load off the camper's back, and a shallow groove across the front of the building that makes it easy to clear out sweepings from the floor.
The Jenne Memorial Lean-To is located at the intersection of the Beaver Pond and Cedar Brook Trails about a half mile from the Higley Flow State Park Nature Center. It is the second lean-to built at the park. The park, assisted by the Friends of Higley Flow State Park, maintains an extensive network of trails for nature study, hiking and skiing, and the two lean-tos provide peaceful places to rest and enjoy the forest.
Article by Richard Mooers
Nov 12, 2005: Higley Flow Leanto Dedicated