January 28th, 2016
This Saturday (January 30th), we are planning to do another on the ground search for Randy. The weather will turn on us next week, but this Saturday calls for sunny and clear skies, and warm temperatures.
We will meet at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, again. I will be there by 8 am, and hope to get the group out by 9. The address is: 100 Caja Del Rio Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507.
This time, we will focus on the area north and south of Diablo Canyon, close to the Rio Grande, but not focusing on the edge. This is rough terrain, and is not your average gentle hike. Aside from the muddy road in, it will require hiking miles of hills and canyons.
If you want to help, you can meet us there. Bring your selves, drones, ATVs, and even your dogs, but be aware there is cactus everywhere.
Tomorrow, I will go to the San Idelfonso Pueblo, which owns most of the area we would like to search, and will make sure we have permission to access these areas. If by some chance we don’t get permission, we can still search other areas in the Monteso Peak area, but these can be just as bad with the mud.
I will update everyone after I have spoken to someone in the tribe and have ensured we have access.
In addition to our search, I have heard there will be a crew rafting from Buckman to Cochiti, on Saturday. The ice has been melting, and rumor has it that there is a clearing through there now. Let’s wish them luck, and hope for them to have a safe trip.
Also, everyone wish Cynthia luck tomorrow. I don’t envy her task, but I admire her heart for doing it. And a big Thank You to Radcrad for promising to accompany her on her trip. I think he is one of those stout-hearted men that Forrest once spoke of. When she asked him to go with her, there wasn’t even a pause before he said yes.