If you’re looking for layout ideas, I would be happy to contribute some. I like all the ideas posted here, but I’m wonding if you we’re looking for items to include, or overall layout as well.
As an example, I’d like to see small photos related to the hikes and 9/11 aligned down either side of the page, perhaps even faded into one another. Of course I nice header graphic to set the feel of the site. Links to the main areas of the site can stay listed across the header.
More ideas if you need them