We arrived in Pagosa very late Saturday night. Thanks to Dave and Iris for sharing their beautiful mountain home. It has the most amazing views.
Yesterday morning we had a big breakfast and took off for Silver Falls. Silver Falls is off East Fork Road between Pagosa Springs and Wolf Creek Pass and in the middle of the privately owned East Fork Ranch. Iris' nephew, Larry Ash, is a home builder in Pagosa and knows the owner of the ranch as he remodeled the old family cabin. Since then, he became good friends with them. He now oversees the ranch. He heard we were coming back to spread Pat's ashes at Silver Falls and offered us the use of the ranch. On the ranch are tents with a full kitchen and a tent for camping. Also included is the best trout fishing in Colorado as well as some four wheelers to ride.
The boys went fishing yesterday morning early and after the rest of us arrived we hiked up to Silver Falls. It was very steep but beautiful. It was cloudy as we climbed, but the sun appeared just as we arrived at the top of the falls.
After we all caught our breath, I read an entry from one of Pat's journals and prayed. We each shared in the spreading of his ashes in the water.
|Silver Falls Cabin|
It was a moment I will never forget and I felt Pat's presence the whole time. He would have loved the trout fishing the best!
Afterwards we cooked some hot dogs and went for rides on the four wheelers. The boys fished until late and our evening was finished with a huge dinner and laughter.
Pat, we miss you. Colorado isn't the same without you.
|Me & Angie|
|Me & Kelly|
|Me & G|