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Onward to the Red Ryder Museum
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It was that chance meeting with Pagosa Springs, Colo. resident Elmer Schettler that brought me to the top of Wolf Creek Pass (elevation 10,850 feet) that bright sunny morning. One of my childhood heroes was Red Ryder, whose creator was Pagosa Springs rancher/artist Fred Harman. It was that connection that prompted Elmer to invite me to Pagosa Springs to visit the Fred Harman Museum.On top of Wolf Creek Pass, I stand on the brass strip that marks the Continental Divide and marvel at the fact that raindrops falling on one side of the marker will drain toward the Atlantic Ocean and raindrops falling a fraction of an inch away will drain toward the Pacific.The temperature is in the 50s, the cool, thin mountain air refreshing.