SUBMITTED may 2015
I look forward to getting back in the mountains when the weather clears, hoping me and the boys will find a few treasures of our own . A few weeks ago we found a spot not even looking for F at the time, just on a drive sight seeing. And, well we found a cool spot to re visit as a place for our family to re mind us of a peace and recovery from the recent years of harshness upon my family.
Our first few trips, ( Not well documented, due to me forgetting the camera ); were through New Mexico. We visited Eagles Nest Lake on a full moon covered in a thin stream of pure pearl clouds, a sight my eyes had never embraced before. Taos was a small, but quite unique place. painted in the color of modern artists and packed with an easel full of history’s paint brushes; a place for an adventure and understanding. From there we went to a location I felt was the “Spot” …
Well , I missed my mark by a half a mile and realized even though this looks great and I swore it matched the “Poem”, I was dead wrong. Caught in the gauntlet of my own indecision of the poem and caught by F officially! .. Boy he ties a great fly!
Since, we have continued to look for clues and of course a new adventure. That’s how we came upon this little place snuggled in a wall of rock. If you blinked you passed it. I barley noticed a small water fall twinkling in the peaking sun light…
“WOW , Heather did you see that “?
“Yea”, she said . “Wanna Stop”, I asked? “Yep “, she said.
We turned around and parked tight to the canyon wall so cars wouldn’t hit our car and we started looking around. I found under a huge boulder, next to a water fall covered in flowers, an Indian arrow head… It was just lying there. I couldn’t believe it , Heather looked at me and smiled. We looked right around the corner of this massive boulder, and a crack appeared right in the middle of it. Of course we went in .
The slop was steep but manageable and we hurried up a rock that was slanted in position as if it knew we were coming. I pulled my little beautiful wife up. We looked and were amazed ! There in front of us was a staircase waterfall that trickled down for miles in a canyon with huge rocks that dictated which direction the stream would flow before splashing down to the next. Little platforms of green grass were covered in flowers next to, and at the bottom of these water falls. We could not believe our eye’s.
See Heather and I are from Florida. We moved out here, for the simple reason, Forrest Fenn has shown our family a place where dreams of children are made. A place we long forgot in the maze of our lives and the harshness of life’s realities. But the First picture is the very first Blaze our Family has ever found and is the most important thing to us. I think the picture speaks will speak for it’s self. Along with the smiles we found as a family, wild high mountain mushrooms, and the artifacts, every one of us found a little treasure. And we were there as a family to experience it. WOW!
So the Chase goes on , and even though you hooked me once , maybe two more times won’t be so bad.
We attached some pictures our adventures.
Thanks For the Adventures!