There’s a fairly well-supported story about some silver bars buried in haste by a group of padres and soldiers up around the Flagstaff area – well, in the foothills of the Sierra San Francisco, anyways, which some folks put up by Flagstaff. Names, of course, are slippery things, especially when we are talking centuries and cultural divides which used to be a lot more pronounced way before newspapers and the internet came along. Knowing the real location of the Sierra San Francisco in the time of the massacre and caching is of course part of the trick of the historical and treasure hunting game. In fact, I’ve got several examples where the modern “Rand McNalley” name is way off, and the right kind of sleuthing has put me on to a very different geography than most would assume. This is exciting, because it speaks the right way to one of my fundamental questions: “if it is still out there, then why would the others have missed it?” (this works in science and engineering, too, by the way)
Anyways, keeping your Eye tuned in to all possibilities is very important, and while it is good to always visualize and imagine your main goal, being open to whatever may come your way that you don’t already expect is also highly recommended – and maybe even as or more exciting than what you were looking for in the first place! Here is one of many cases in point I could present, the selection of which was made on the basis of being able to include a pretty picture and not also give too much away. I’ll say that the bars yet remain elusive, but another exciting find was already made in their pursuit.
Good luck. It’s out there