Photo Album Twelve…

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Scott W - This was taken in the Valles Caldera last summer. It is on the Northeast side of the caldera as you drive to the San Antonio Creek reaches 1,2, and 3. I'm not sure what the rules and regulations are now that the park service took it over, but before this June there where strict regulations on personal vehicles in the caldera. In fact, you could only drive your car in if you had purchased a fishing permit well in advance. At the time, only 22 fishermen/women where allowed in the entire caldera per day, and that was the only way possible to drive your vehicle in. There where five of us that day, and as luck would have it we were the only ones in the entire caldera. We spent the whole day there pic-nicking and fly-fishing. It was awesome!

Scott W – This was taken in the Valles Caldera last summer. It is on the Northeast side of the caldera as you drive to the San Antonio Creek reaches 1,2, and 3.
I’m not sure what the rules and regulations are now that the park service took it over, but before this June there where strict regulations on personal vehicles in the caldera. In fact, you could only drive your car in if you had purchased a fishing permit well in advance. At the time, only 22 fishermen/women where allowed in the entire caldera per day, and that was the only way possible to drive your vehicle in.
There where five of us that day, and as luck would have it we were the only ones in the entire caldera. We spent the whole day there pic-nicking and fly-fishing. It was awesome!

Scott W. - We did some geocaching while out and about and came across this. It is right off highway 4 and very easy to miss. If it weren't for the geocache we would have never seen it. Someone epoxied the eye and teeth on the rock for effect.

Scott W – We did some geocaching while out and about and came across this. It is right off highway 4 and very easy to miss. If it weren’t for the geocache we would have never seen it.
Someone epoxied the eye and teeth on the rock for effect.

Scott W - When we go searching for the treasure we make sure we have plenty of non-searching activity planned. In this photo my youngest daughter shows off her casting skills. We practiced for two months almost every day in a pond near our house; we caught a lot of bass in the process. We rented a cabin a few miles south of the Tererro general store. The cabin included a half mile of private fishing rights on the Pecos. We stayed there for a week and spent father's day there as well. It was a great time, and I was presented with a very nice compass so I could always find my way home.

Scott W – When we go searching for the treasure we make sure we have plenty of non-searching activity planned. In this photo my youngest daughter shows off her casting skills. We practiced for two months almost every day in a pond near our house; we caught a lot of bass in the process.
We rented a cabin a few miles south of the Tererro general store. The cabin included a half mile of private fishing rights on the Pecos. We stayed there for a week and spent father’s day there as well. It was a great time, and I was presented with a very nice compass so I could always find my way home.

Scott W - Firstly, thanks to my wife for the perfect timing on the shutter snap! This was taken outside the cabin we rented on the Pecos river, which we used as a base camp for the search. It was father's day, and after opening and reading the cards aloud, I was presented with a gift. I travel a lot, and they wanted to make sure I could always find my way home. In the box is a very beautiful compass. They had it modified to accept a carabiner so I could attach it to the backpack I take with me on business trips. I can honestly say it was the best Father's day ever.

Scott W – Firstly, thanks to my wife for the perfect timing on the shutter snap!
This was taken outside the cabin we rented on the Pecos river, which we used as a base camp for the search. It was father’s day, and after opening and reading the cards aloud, I was presented with a gift. I travel a lot, and they wanted to make sure I could always find my way home. In the box is a very beautiful compass. They had it modified to accept a carabiner so I could attach it to the backpack I take with me on business trips. I can honestly say it was the best Father’s day ever.

The Lorax- First time wearing waders, prepping to cross the river. Rivers are like people sometimes they're deeper than they appear. Story coming soon on this search. Trust me it will be entertaining.

The Lorax- First time wearing waders, prepping to cross the river. Rivers are like people sometimes they’re deeper than they appear.
Story coming soon on this search. Trust me it will be entertaining.

JayZ - "in the wood". I was looking down from the Mineral Belt Trail, home of "Blaze the Belt" longboard race each summer.

JayZ – “in the wood”. I was looking down from the Mineral Belt Trail, home of
“Blaze the Belt” longboard race each summer.

I've seen a lot of weird things on the search but a great white shark in northern New Mexico? I guess it is no place for the meek.

Mike- I’ve seen a lot of weird things on the search but a great white shark in northern New Mexico? I guess it is no place for the meek.

Bill Gorman-The puzzle of the poem

Bill Gorman-The puzzle of the poem

 

Homecomin76- 1947 Grapette! Do you think it has aged as well as Forrest?!

Homecoming76 – 1947 Grapette! Do you think it has aged as well as Forrest?!

 

Bookworm- Could this be The Blaze?

Bookworm – Could this be The Blaze?

 

20 thoughts on “Photo Album Twelve…

  1. Scott, Hunch here. hey thats really great photos and all. you followed the poem precisely. geocaching is fun isn’t it? your daughter looks like shes got good form on that cast. no body movement, all arm. well on her way to becoming an expert. those waters look a little too shallow for me though. i prefer deep pools below the riffles. I’m sure youve already pointed out to her that she started the forward cast just a wee bit early. the bow in the line from that photo shows the fly would “snap” forward. a little more hesitation before the forward cast would allow the line to straighten out fully, behind her which will gently bring the fly forward. but being a kid, i’ts hard to get them to slow it down, just a little. her glace back is perfect. you probably dont need to hear all this from me, I just like talking fishing. there’s lots of days when I go fishing that it just ends up being casting practice. ha ha! thanks again Scott really enjoyed it. wish you well.

    • Thanks for the tips Hunch. Yes the water was a bit shallow right there, but she did catch a few off that rock when she let the fly drift down stream near the far bank. It was the easiest place to access from the cabin and she preferred standing on that rock.

      Yes, I did tie on a new fly or two when she snapped them of like a bull-whip, but I didn’t mind. She is nine and was having a blast. She get’s better at it with every cast.

      Scott W

  2. Great pics. Shots like that are hard to find so cherish the chase and the long lasting memories you’re making. You can almost taste the trout in that one pic.

  3. Wow, Scott, those were awesome pics! You have a beautiful family and I love that y’all spend it like that. Good luck to y’all!

  4. Beautiful pics with real smiles. Nothing like a hard headed woman Scott. Hunch the cast doesn’t have to be perfect if the fish are biting. Happy Father’s day today looks like you ate it up. Life on the Pecos reminds me of life on the Brazos. Thanks for sharing.

    • straw shadow, hunch here. yeah you got that right. few if any of my casts are perfect. but somehow most days i end up with dinner. some i dont. persistence pays off and i think the fish just get tired of lookin at me and offer up a few dinks just so i’ll leave. ha ha. little ones are better eatin anyway.

      • I know how you feel Hunch. A few years ago I was fishing and there was this guy pulling 20 plus lb steel heads from the river right in front of me. I caught a 5 pounder and was still just as excited. Maybe my five pounder wasn’t the trophy fish, but I was happy serving it up at camp just the same. Some people didn’t eat it, but others enjoyed it. I say take it or leave it, there are many varieties of fish to catch and I’ve yet (and probably will never) try them all.

  5. FYI – I would like to recommend the cabin on the Pecos for those who want a little solitude. It’s not big, but perfect for a couple or a family with younger children who can tolerate one another (the children that is). It is gated.

    It’s at about 7800 feet, so flat-landers will need an extra day to adjust. Also, cell phone service is about an 8 mile drive toward I-25, so you have to use the land line or an IP based cell call if you want to call anyone. No cell service is actually a criteria for us. 🙂

    The hike to Lake Catherine is Awesome! You can have someone drop you off up above and walk down to the lake and then to Holy Ghost Camp ground where you can be picked up for a very short drive to return to the cabin. A truly “mostly down-hill hike” since it is one way if you do it that way. Still long though so be prepared – start early.

    http://www.pecosrivercabin.com

    Humming birds everywhere in June. Nights were cold and I had to turn on the heat one night. Be careful how long you run the heat though – once that cabin is warm, it is going to stay warm for a very long time.

    We did not get to see the bear that is known to visit the property.

    Scott W.

    • The cheap make, Cadis pvc. I think I was more the etertainment than the teaser for the trout as I slipped and fell right on entry. I forgot the rocks can be slippery.

  6. Homecoming-
    Is that your collection? How on earth does someone manage to keep all that soda around? I can’t keep a bottle for a week…let alone sixty years…and no rust on the cap that I can see…

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