Episode 3 – Mary Mennel

Episode 3 – Mary Mennel

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Enjoy our last of three episodes with Mary!

Stoney Lake Reflections Show Notes

Episode: 03 Mary Mennel



  • Staff housing and living in the “THE ‘A’ Frame” later known as ‘Mary’s A Frame’ (even after she left)
  • The importance of selecting the right staff and what qualities to look for
  • Special and favorite traditions
  • Co-Leading Storer’s first European Biker in 1977
  • Leading other venture out trips
  • Favorite place and activity at camp
  • Mary & Mona
  • Secret to Mary’s success
  • In celebration of Mary… ‘Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble’- I push her to accept some praise 😉


Mary Mennel Trip Leader


Mary Mennel; Andrew Smith ’77


Bassem el-Hibri ’77 European Bike Trip ‘Karanvansari’


Mary Mennel and trip enjoys some zippy

Mary gets the group ready with Bassem

Mary Mennel, Bassem el-Hibri

This is probably the first time I met Mary (although captured on film I don’t remember



‘Our Best’ composed by Grant Colfax Tullar (1869-1950). Lyrics by Salathiel C. Kirk, pub.1912 Public Domain. Performed by a friend of Stoney Lake Reflections, Kelly Beecher – Bassist with Monterey Chamber Orchestra

‘Rise And Shine And Give God The Glory’ (piano) performed by: Ben Abelovski; Standard YouTube License

‘Stoney Lake Reflections’ Sing-out
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1 Comment

  1. King Stoney
    Feb 18, 2018

    I’m very fortunate that my brother Drew was on the trip Mary led in ’77. These images were trapped in family slides until ten years ago. Now they are part of our digitized family archive…what great memories! All of the published Karavansari Bike Trip Photos are from the Smith Archives.

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