Can't See Me  LbNA # 35332

Placed DateSep 16 2005
LocationTerrebonne, OR
Planted ByTeam Springamajack    
Found By ueckerfamily4
Last Found Sep 28 2008
Hike Distance?

For Jack’s birthday he decided he wanted go camping at Smith Rock State Park. We had a wonderful time hiking and observing the beautiful landscape and wild life.

The morning of our last day we set out our breakfast things and started to make some hot oatmeal in the designated cooking area. There were a few other campers there enjoying their energizing breakfasts before their big day or rock climbing ahead of them. On the outskirts of the area there were LOTS of birds waiting for little morsels to be dropped or thrown for them. They were sitting on the fence making all kinds of racket.

As we enjoyed our breakfast the teeniest little elf came to our picnic table and asked if he could join us for breakfast. He was so adorable and friendly we just couldn’t refuse. We gave him a little bowl (made out of an acorn top) filled with oatmeal and a small corner of toasted bread. We ate and had pleasant conversations, though the whole time he was with us he would nervously look over at the birds anxiously awaiting a handout. Every time they would rustle their wings or squawk to get our attention he would jump or duck his head under our napkins. He was just about to take a bite of his toast when a magpie landed on the corner of our table. He let out a yelp and jumped of the table bread in hand and ran out of the cooking area.

We went after him to tell him that we would make sure he would remain safe, but he was too quick. We saw him pass the restrooms and down the gravel trail behind the signboard. He was running so quickly that he left a tiny trail of dust behind him. We followed him down the trail and over the foot bridge. As we rounded the hairpin curve we could hear him asking Snoopy where he should hide. “Hide in the crevasse behind the juniper tree on the left of that rocky bench.” Snoopy replied.

We looked in the crevasse for our new little friend and found him shaking and clutching his piece of toast. We tried to coax him out but he was too frightened to move. We offered to bring him home with us where he could live worry free, but he said he liked the crevasse so much that he would make it his home permanently. So as a housewarming present, we made him a door out of stones so he could keep feeling safe.

If you go visit him please send him our love :)

Happy Hunting!