OwnerWhile fishing on the Pecos River, my guide Norman took me to one of the private stretches of river to which he has access. The same storm that had done so much damage in the Boulder area of Colorado had its effect on New Mexico as well. Norman had heard that the storm had changed the course of the river on this gentleman’s property.

And right he was. Although I had not been on this river before, Norman pointed out where new channels were carved and how different the river now appeared. While showing me all this, the owner of the property, Kelly Shannon, came out to visit with us. He was a gentle soul and told some stories of his life here by the river. We observed him feeding the trout in the stream, much as you or I would our pets in our home. It made me yearn for my own stretch of river property. Now that’s pie in the sky!

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