I’ve started my new job as the Library Director of a small, innovative library in Bayfield, CO, called Pine River Library. They won Library Journal’s “Best Small Library in America” last year. I can’t think of a better spot to return to my library career after my two years on rivers and writing my book.
Bayfield is about 10 miles east of Durango, where I’ve written about as my second home. This whole area is so beautiful and almost spiritual in how it captures you. On my hike today, I spotted fish in Hermosa Creek, bees sucking up their last chance at pollen and some wild turkeys waiting out the last four days of hunting season.
Although I won’t visit 52 rivers this year, I may be able to find time to write at length about one or two rivers. We have the Animas, the Pine, the San Juan and the Piedra all within an hour of where I live. Once again I find myself thinking I need another lifetime to be able to accomplish all I would like to!