Our friend and fellow Vail Symposium board member, Jay Huffard, recently sold his house in Minturn. Perched outside was a bronze mountain lion originally sculpted by Edith Huffard, Jay’s mother! Rather than leave the sculpture there, Jay would like to sell it and donate the proceeds 50/50 to the Symposium and the Minturn Community Fund. You gotta love that!
Since it wasn’t going to get much attention in a remote neighborhood of Minturn, the Antlers agreed to host this puma on our property, overlooking Gore Creek and the bike bath. We named her Annapurna, after the mountain in Nepal.
While she may only be ours temporarily, we’re secretly hoping that someone will make a $6,000 donation and leave her here permanently … or at least indefinitely. Either way, Anna is one of a limited edition of ten, and others have sold for more than $12,000.
We’re also wondering if she’ll keep away the deer and other wildlife that seem to frequent our back yard.