June 1972 – December 2010
It is with great sorrow that I write about the passing of our friend Josh Lynn. I really don’t have any details to share, but he left us very suddenly, and I’m not certain that anyone anticipated this. But these details are inconsequential. I’d rather give you a small glimpse of who Josh was in life.
I didn’t know Josh super well, but I’ve known him since High School back in the 80’s. I always enjoyed his stories of the places he visited, and he was just a pleasure to be around and have along. He sure made the rides we did more fun, and I was always pleasantly surprised when I learned he was going to attend.
I feel fortunate to have had a final conversation and some laughs with Josh down at the Nevada Day beard contest. We talked shortly after he and a friend had just got done walking the parade route dressed as Cornelius and Dr. Zira from Planet of the Apes. I didn’t know it was them at the time, but it made it all that much funnier when I found out who it was. Because that’s what Josh did. Josh was great at making us laugh and smile.
Josh leads the charge into the Water Hole
I’ll finish with this video of Josh leading the charge into the water hole in El Dorado Canyon. Thanks for the great memories and laughs, Josh! We’ll all miss you.
I’m still pretty stunned, so please share a story or some words about Josh in the comments!
12/3/10 Here are a few more photos of Josh…