thanks yall for the replys, much appreciated...Im glad i finally found a place to go lookin up here, it took nearly two months but paid off for sure, its a killer place and the rancher invited back as much as i want and thats just about as good as it can get...Gman, i did see what your talkin bout with the date, if i tilt my screen it looks almost like 1901, but right up next to it its very clear as 1801, i read it a 100 times over b4 i crawled outa there just to make sure...since i caught that area with just about an hour of light left, next time i go back in 2 weeks i will definitely have a good light on me (i shoulda known better), left the ol metal detector back in boerne till we make it back to tx for a bit....That whole area alongside the horseshoe bend in the creek otta produce somethin for sure, the grass was so tall and much of it layin down from the deer and antelope bedding down in it you couldnt see dirt, i mentioned to the rancher that if he was to disc that area hed probably be rakin up points, he said hes been planning on discing and planting alfalfa in the next few months for the mule deer...I said ill come help....yall be good down there in texas
Thats pretty country also in the second series of pics but looking at it from an ancients point of view, it also looks like some tough country to survive in year round ( different harsh season variables )
I think I would rather live near the river on Farmer Brown's cave property ( and he's so kind as to cultivate a crop for the wildlife )
i would too....almost got frostbite drivin through there with the heater blasting....ive heard of a number of bands that would stay out and winter in some of the harshest country up here, i dont know how they did it...Clinton D. Smith co- author of his autobiography "The Boy Captives" recalls waking high in the mountains wrapped in a buffalo robe with a couple feet of snow covering him up as a regular occurrence and him not the slightest bit disturbed...tough stock
"tough stock " is a good description of anyone that could survive a lifetime in that area...I'm thinking it was "easier" on the second generation...If you were born right there, you would assume thats a 'normal' way of growing up,,,the whole world is the same...
Just like some youngsters take it for granted that the whole world is covered in pink colored coral beaches with palm trees