ATS Transponder: SE ROCKIES coming in. Last day and 1/2 have been pleasantly quiet. Excited to welcome Therian and his new family. Our camp is
looking more and more like a community.
The children are kept busy with folk that have a skill to share, i.e. plant identification, first aid, hunting, fishing, building. It's like a big
summer camp to them (aside from the horribleness they have seen up to now).
At last nights meeting we decided to send scouts towards Creede/Lake City and another group towards Del Norte, where the rural hospital is.
We are sending 5 to Creede. THERIAN's idea was the best: We found a horse trailer, taking that and a large truck. Two horses, just in case. Two (or
more) can ride back that way if they find goods along the way. The locals have been talking and say that there should be a somewhat 'secret'
underground entrance between Creede and Lake City. It can't be too far off the main road as the large trucks would have to navigate. There are old
mines all over the place up there. May be able to get into one that leads to a main entrance.
Hoping that THERIAN could lead this expedition.... He's already successfully made it over the mountains and seems as prepared as anyone. You can
stock up on guns/ammo, in fact, I would prefer it.
The journey could take 1 day to 3 or more. I'm having the cooks pack enough food for 5 day rations, just in case.
**(There's a girl here, Sara, in college (was) studying Asian languages. She's not really 'fluent' in anything, but understands what she hears, more
or less and know lots of words in different languages. The eclectic learner, I guess. In any case, I've introduced her to your new family, Therian.
They seem to be getting along very well. I wouldn't worry about them- they are fitting in here perfectly.'
Also, sending one car with 3 to the hospital in Del Norte. Hoping to collect as much as we can fit in the vehicle. Sending the doctor so he can be
sure we get the most important items. This is hopefully only a day trip. The hospital is about 10 miles away- and not close to much.
The magic that THERIAN put on the gas station was amazing. We drove most cars we could to the station and filled the tanks. We also filled all the gas
cans we could locate before we lost power again. We marked the cars with spray paint so we could identify which ones were full quickly.
THERIAN: Could you hook up a single solar panel that we could try and pull a little electricity from? Maybe we can get some kind of news that everyone
else is getting. If this would be too time consuming, you can do it when you return from Creede. Also still searching for a Ham radio. You would
have thought SOMEONE would have had one out here.
Currently the plan is still to stay put for a couple of weeks and decide if we need a more safe area. If it proves true, we are headed to the Spanish
Peaks. In the next few days we may send a scout or two and see if they can get close to the area via car.
As of right now, we are secluded, although in a town, and most of us feel pretty safe being close to things we are familiar with.
Hope all is quiet for everyone today.
SE ROCKIES Over.
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