Friday, February 9, 2018

Four Fingers and a Thumb

Today Jax and I went exploring in the Four Fingers and a Thumb area. You won't find it on a map, it's something we have given a name because of the way it looked to us. You also won't find Three Guys on a Roller Coaster, Land of the Skinny People, Two Trains or a bunch of others either.

It's an area I haven't spent much time in over the years but with about a month to go before my free time dwindles dramatically I'm making the most of it.

We found some neat stuff. Some finger canyons that went a long ways back. You ever head into one of those out here and you don't see any tracks going in or out, especially two towed big horn tracks it means there's no other way out. We found a Christmas tree, yes growing, never seen one of those out here before. Sometimes at high elevations but never around here. We found odd shaped rocks, indented patterns, small caves and natural bridges.

There was an eerie fifteen minutes in pictures four and five. Jax is always exploring and climbing things but when we got close to the area directly under Four Fingers and a Thumb it felt wrong and he stopped. It wasn't just that somebody or something was watching us, that we could both feel, it was that whatever was watching us was evil. Jax and I stared into the cliffs and ledges for ten minutes and could not detect what was watching us or where it might be but it was there. We tried to walk away a couple times but as soon as we did we could feel it staring right through the back of our heads. We looked at each other hoping the other one had the answer but neither of us did. When we finally gave up and walked away for what I thought was the last time we both had the intense feeling that we were being watched again and as I turned my head I saw Jax turning his head. For five more minutes we watched for something watching us but it never revealed.

Shortly after that we came to several long and deep finger canyons going way back, narrow, one way out canyons, but they felt fine, and we went all the way to the back of all of them.

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