Dr. Gries will forever be cherished in the memories of hundreds of his students. I specifically treasure my memories of his amazing campfire meals, his patience with the constant barrage of questions by a young geology major, and his stories of a life full of unique experiences. I will always be thankful for the time I spent under his direction. He leaves an incredible void at WSU and in the hearts of those who knew him. His legacy will live on in all of us.