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PostSun Jan 10, 2021 1:02 pm 
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https://heritagememorialchapel.com/book-of-memories/4480324/Sauer-Leonard/index.php   flowers.gif

I used to hike his trail regularly, at 10 minutes drive from home.  In recent years, I've given it up for the same reasons as Colchuck, with plenty of alternate destinations nearby.  Nevertheless, it's a great little trail, which I know many NW hikers have enjoyed. (I recall running into Bootup and Tigerman there one year).

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PostSun Jan 10, 2021 5:31 pm 
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What a wonderful life he led.  Leaving behind a great legacy.  Rest in peace, Mr. Sauer.     ~z
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PostSun Jan 10, 2021 6:44 pm 
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A great trail he built--and always fun to talk with, before and after hikes!
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PostSun Jan 10, 2021 7:00 pm 
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That is so cool that he built a trail across his property open to the public, I will have to check it out.  Also awesome that he survived 2020, by one day!

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PostSun Jan 10, 2021 7:17 pm 
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I asked my daughter if she remembered seeing him on our hike to his mountain a couple years ago, and she said yes. Good guy letting hikers access his property.

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Wonder if Mr. Sauer was a member of any of the fish stocking groups in Wa?
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PostMon Jan 11, 2021 7:03 am 
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I never hiked his trails, but I think it is quite a noble thing to help hikers to enjoy the lands he must have been so proud to own and be able to share.

He lived a good life and will be missed.
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PostMon Jan 11, 2021 7:19 am 
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RIP Mr. Sauer.  I chatted with him numerous times.  I grew up in the south and he always reminded me of the southern hospitality of my youth.

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PostMon Jan 11, 2021 8:41 am 
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timberghost wrote:
Wonder if Mr. Sauer was a member of any of the fish stocking groups in Wa?

No he wasn't, but he did stock some lakes back in the day. A number of lakes are named for him or family members, though not on maps: Upper and Lower Leonard Lakes (on Jack Ridge), Sauer Lake (south of Klonaquas), and Welcome Lake (for Welcome Sauer. South of Turquoise).

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PostMon Jan 11, 2021 9:32 am 
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My photo of Mr Sauer:

Leaving the Sauers Mt trailhead
Leaving the Sauers Mt trailhead

He loved to chat--and to help hikers park properly so as to allow the maximum number of cars in the limited space there.  He also sold his son's wine there.  His son is a very good maker of red wines.
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PostMon Jan 11, 2021 3:59 pm 
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frown.gif  I still have one of his painted ladybug rocks. Rest easy, Mr. Sauer.
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PostFri Jan 15, 2021 11:42 pm 
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I feel a sadness in my heart having had the opportunity over the last few years of sitting and visiting with Leonard and his dog blue.  He was so generous of spirit and it was fun talking with him about the trails he helped to build and the mountain areas he knew and loved.  A great spirit...we need more people like him in our world today.  What a gift he and his trails have been to so many of us.  Rest in Peace

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PostFri Jan 15, 2021 11:45 pm 
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He told me he did do some fish stocking..not a clue about groups though.

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