The site is on property formerly belonging to club-founder Jakk Longacre and where he wanted a highpointing museum. It is across from his former home. His daughter Laurie donated the land to the club after his death in 2002 after considerable consultation with Jean Trousdale and Tim Webb.
A plaque was dedicated on September 8, 2007. A trail connects it to the Ozark Mountain Trail. In July 2011, officials from the Trail announced plans for improvements that would make the Glade trailhead also a trailhead for the Ozark Trail. The trail is maintain by St. Louis Boy Scouts led by Alan Ritter. The angels of the project were Faith and Paul Light who lived next to Jakk and took care of him while he was suffering from terminal cancer. Since then they have gone well out of their way to help on the memorial in every conceivable way.
The Club’s Highpointing Museum is currently part of the Bradford Washburn Mountaineering Museum near the club headquarters in Golden, Colorado.
These photos are courtesy of Roger Rowlett at Americasroof
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
You might be interested in the seeing all the highpoint arrows that Alan Ritter and others maintain at the memorial site.
Paul Light also passes along this video of the dedication of the Jakk Glade memorial on Taum Sauk in September 2007.
The coordinates for the turnoff are 37.57204,-90.698163 Map:
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