Letter from Karen K. Young
Mountain Life – January 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine
How the Grinch Came to the Mountains
While visiting Salida recently, my eyes were immediately drawn to the magnificent Sawatch Mountains which rise to the of the village. There I saw Mount Shavano. On it the Angel of Shavano was outlined after a recent snowfall. I had heard the legend of how she got there, and wondered about the story that went with the face that appeared under her left wing. To me, it looked like the infamous Grinch. It took a while, but I finally found someone to tell me the story behind that face.