Wednesday, June 10, 2009

[1]June 9, 2009
Today I have the second of two days reprieve from Gallery duty and spent the morning doing much needed yard work. It is overcast and periodically raining [again] and about 50 degrees but with no wind it is actually pretty comfortable outside. Yesterday I began the same routine of yard work until Les Lefevre showed up and announced since this is about the last chance he has of getting out befor he returns to Cincinnatti and being as how it is not raining or snowing we should go up to Bear Creek and look around for arrowheads around the Sheep Traps in that area. It certainly didn't take much to persuade me and less than an hour later we are climbing the steep mountain slope headed to the right of this photo to access the pass that gets you above the cliffs and onto the top meadowed slopes where the Sheep traps are located. Those rock faces in this photo are where the Indians drove buffalo off of in their hunting methods. The top still contains the remnants of those drive lines that they used.


  1. This sounds like a lot of fun, Gary. Tiring yes, but fun. My daughter is a ranger at Philmont scout camp in New Mexico, doing exactly what you were doing here, taking kids on backpacking trips. Hearing about this and seeing these pictures made me feel a little closer to her. Thanks! Also thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

  2. Thankyou so much for your kind words and advise. It was a big confidence boost :)
    That view looks totally stunning!