By Diggin Gypsy
I went back to my spot twice in one month. How many of us do that? You drive 1900 miles there and 1900 back, then get home and realize I should of looked under that dang rock lol 😂
Probably only me. I’m crazy like that.
So I was walking in a field and and the grass was really tall and tripped across some old metal. It was cool. I grabbed a piece and was gonna take it back to Georgia then my shoe became full of these sand spur like things I turned around to put my foot on a rock and wow there was wire on it like a x and a little piece of wood.
Lol, brave and in the wood.
I really didn’t give it much thought I was only thinking how the spurs hurt And how badly I was gonna feel while dragging that metal back to the truck.
Lol, I think the altitude messes with your thinking process out there.
So we drive back home to Georgia and I start thinking, “could that of been the blaze”?
Mildew the hat had a covering over a hole with wire and it was like an anchor of some sort, like on Peggy’s swim suit. Well, we drove all the way back and nope it wasn’t under that rock. So we camped at beaver creek campground. It is so peaceful out there. No sounds at all. Just a moose and baby that roam the woods. I love walking the trails behind the campground. You can find all kinds of cool stuff from the earthquake while looking around Earthquake Lake. We were there August 17 and it was kind of scary staying there on the same date as the earthquake in 1959.
Walking around I found this old bed stuck in sagebrush. All I could think of was someone sleeping in it that fearful night.
I guess when this guy found it, it was in better shape.
I know many of us have searched Hebgan Lake all the way down to Earthquake Lake many many times. Donna M is one. After you go there a few times you sorta have a connection with that place and all its scattered little treasures.
We camped in front of that cool “F” that hovers over Rock Creek. The “ole coot” said it took him all week to make it, lol. So I searched Rock Creek once again knowing that wasn’t really the blaze but a cool area.
The creek looks like a waterfall .
I bounce around when I’m out there. To learn the area I take my time and explore and try to see what Forrest would have seen.
To get cell signal I had to drive to the Earthquake Visitor Center and I would sit by this guy who slept a lot. I think he is “Head of the Mountain”, lol.
I had to go search under his chin wasn’t there either but that would of been a great blaze I asked the “ole coot” if that was his lunk headed blaze. He didn’t respond. I guess he didn’t think it was funny.
I explored more with my huge imagination. I looked over on another mountain and saw a grizz staring at me. All I could think of was the “ole coot” telling me I was whom the Grizz fears.
So I went and looked under that grizzly of a mountain. Wasn’t there either. Another good blaze I left it for others to find.
Here was my search team this year. Me and my sister and nephew sam and my husband John standing with Dal whom we ran into in town. We had a great evening with Dal, Kathy and Spalies, all great people to hang around with not just because they will buy your dinner and a good Montana beer, lol. Just “good down home people” as the south would say.
So have at it y’all it’s still out there!
Team Diggin Gypsy